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Canada had no biomanufacturing as reiterated by Government Officials who said when the Liberal party got into power in 2015 it was hollowed out. Investments have been made since then. Canada never had the capacity to begin with. /1
Mr. Champagne’s spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement that the government’s decisions about what companies to fund have been driven by its volunteer vaccine and therapeutics task forces, and Ottawa has “pursued the most promising opportunities .. /2
to build resilience in Canada’s future supply of vaccines and therapeutics.”

John Power, a spokesperson for Mr. Champagne, said: “The SIF is a claims-based program. The SIF provides the certainty needed for companies taking on major projects, .. /3
including running clinical trials and building biomanufacturing capacity at scale. It also provides accountability for the spending of public funds, which Canadians expect.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne did not respond .. /4
directly to Mr. Lewis’s criticisms, but said Entos had received funds through two federal programs: $5-million from the NRC and a $4.2-million grant. The money is being used for Entos’s Phase 1 clinical trial, but Mr. Lewis told .. /5
lawmakers he believes his company’s vaccine candidate could have been in the final phase of trials had the government invested more and sooner.

Something big to keep in mind is domestic vaccine production was never a possibility for 2021. /6
That is what the federal task force co-chair said.

What was also said is deals with foreign companies were the fastest way to get COVID-19 vaccines to Canadians, which is what MPs were told. /7

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