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‘That’s a tough one’: potential prolonged delay in COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians would be politically ‘explosive’ for Trudeau Liberals, say politicos

By Abbas Rana      

If Canadians are behind other countries in getting inoculated against COVID-19, the Liberals would not want a spring election, as speculated, since it would mean losing the government, say politicos.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Nov. 24, 2020, revealed last week that Canadians will be behind other countries such as the U.S., the U.K., and Germany in getting their COVID-19 vaccination. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

If there’s a prolonged gap between when Americans and Canadians get the COVID-19 vaccine, it would become a politically “explosive” issue for the Liberals, raising serious questions about the basic competence of the Trudeau government, potentially costing it the next federal election, say political players.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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