Advocating for global vaccine equity

Kevin Vuong, MP

April 4, 2022

Over 3 billion people worldwide are still waiting for their first dose, exposing us to the risk of new variants, lockdowns, and worse.

The Prime Minister had joined EU leaders to pledge that future COVID-19 vaccines, developed with government support, would be for the global public good and be made available, affordable and accessible. That pledge appears abandoned.

Fighting COVID abroad fights COVID here at home.

A TRIPS waiver to facilitate the temporary transfer of vaccine-making technology, as recommended in Motion M-43 brought forth by the Member of Parliament for Beaches–East York, will save lives in Canada and abroad.

Watch below as I call on the government to fulfill on its pledge to endorse the TRIPS waiver: