Liberals’ failure to be transparent on vaccines fuelling anxiety: O’Toole

Erin O'Toole

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says the Liberal government’s failure to be transparent about plans to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine is fuelling anxiety among Canadians.

O’Toole says a plan should help provide details about the vaccine candidates and educate Canadians on their research and approval.

He says information is just as important a tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as rapid tests.

The Conservatives have a motion before the House of Commons today that calls on the Liberals to present specific details on their vaccine rollout strategy by Dec. 16.

Among other things, the Tories want to know how each type of vaccine will be delivered, by when, and to whom.

O’Toole says even if there’s no firm date on when the vaccines will be approved for use in Canada, that doesn’t mean a plan can’t be in place that takes that into account.