Action Alert: Ensure global vaccine access, prime minister!
In July 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau’s signature was the first among eight world leaders on an open letter calling for global access to vaccines. The letter started with a quote from United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres: “None of us is safe until all of us are safe.”
Join us and dozens of MPs from across party lines! Call on Prime Minister Trudeau to stay true to his word and ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are made available to all people around the world.
The PM’s letter went on to declare, “Where you live should not determine whether you live, and global solidarity is central to saving lives and protecting the economy.”
RNAO believes this to be true. And so does U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration. Earlier this week, the U. S. declared its support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, arguing that the global health crisis called for extraordinary measures. A patent waiver would boost the affordability, production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations around the world.
Join us in calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to walk the talk and ensure that Canada is leading the way to global vaccine access. Urge the prime minister to declare Canada’s support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines.
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The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Patty Hajdu
Minister of Health, Liberal Party of Canada, MP
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Minister of International Development
Hon. Erin O’Toole
Leader of the Official Opposition, Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, MP
Foreign Affairs Critic
Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner
Conservative Health Critic, Progressive Conservative Party of Canada ,MP