NEWS CONFERENCE: MPs to discuss cross-partisan COVID-19 patent wavier initiative

OTTAWA —MPs from all five major parties are calling on the Government of Canada to support the patent waiver proposed at the WTO by India and South Africa to increase global vaccine production.

A joint letter has been released with signatures from over 60 MPs across all parties, in an unprecedented demonstration of cross-partisan support.

Media is invited to a news conference at 12:00pm EDT on Friday, May 7, 2021, where representatives from all Parliamentary caucuses have been invited to speak to this historic initiative.

Confirmed speakers include: Don Davies, MP (Vancouver Kingsway), Marcus Powlowski, MP (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Luc Thériault, MP (Montcalm), and Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich—Gulf Islands).

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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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