GSL Associate Director Discusses Canada’s Access to eventual COVID-19 vaccine on Radio-Canada

On June 14, GSL Associate Director Patrick Fafard was interviewed by Radio-Canada for a televised segment on Canada’s access to an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

In the interview, Fafard explained that Canada does not have the financial resources of China, the US, or even France to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine by itself, so the strategy to secure vaccine access has to trend towards global collaboration. He further added that a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council could be a good way for Canada to exert a certain influence on this matter.

On June 17, however, the UN General Assembly voted on the two open seats on the Security Council and assigned them to Norway and Ireland, leaving Canada as the odd man out.

Read the full article and watch the corresponding tv segment in French here.


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