New Democrats call for independent review of government’s COVID-19 response

OTTAWA - It’s time for Canadians to find out how well the federal government handled COVID-19 with a public inquiry into Canada’s pandemic response, the NDP says.

With the final federal public-health restrictions having been lifted in September, NDP health critic Don Davies said the government needs to look back at whether appropriate actions were taken to manage the crisis.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/11/14/new-democrats-call-for-independent-review-of-governments-covid-19-response.html?rf

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NDP MP Don Davies has suggested that the Canadian government should establish a public manufacturer of critical medications and vaccines to ensure the stability of the nation’s drug supply. This move could safeguard against potential shortages and disruptions caused by external factors, such as foreign importation plans.

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NDP MP Don Davies, the party's health critic, said drug shortages have "long been a serious problem in Canada." Citing past shortages of things like EpiPens and children's pain medication, he said Ottawa should establish a "public manufacturer" of critical medications and vaccines.

Davies also said Canada "should not be allowing the export of medicines to the U.S. unless we have a stable supply for domestic use."

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