Conservative MPs Pierre Paul-Huss and Michel Rempel Garner said on Friday that Canada will pay more for doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine compared to amounts paid by the United States and the European Union.
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MPs for Charlburg-Haute-Saint-Charles and Calgary Nose Hill thus got their hands on an email exchange on September 24 between members of Trudeau’s cabinet stating that Canada pays $ 8.18 per dose of AstraZeneca.
“That’s double what many of our allies are paying. Reports indicate that the United States has agreed on a price of $ 4 per dose, while the European Union pays just $ 2.15 per dose, ”the two MPs said in a joint statement.
Members of the Conservative Party of Canada have also reaffirmed their demand for access to vaccine contracts Ottawa has made with pharmaceutical companies.
“Despite the lack of transparency and cover-up, we need to know the details of the contracts and how this might affect the distribution of the vaccine if we are to prepare ourselves to deal properly with this third wave of COVID-19. Provinces need this information for planning purposes, ”explained Mr Paul-Hus and Mr.me Rempel Garner.
More than 12.7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Canada today, including more than 2.3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.