COVID-19 a wake-up call for Canada, international community for pandemic preparedness
It has highlighted the need to enhance our readiness for future global health crises, as well as other potential health crisis events we could face in the future.
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured on the Hill. Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi, parliamentary secretary to the minister, says the 2021 budget doubles down on the government's more than $1-billion in investments since March 2020, proposing an additional $2-billion in funding to support capabilities across the continuum of the life sciences, including genomics, clinical trials, scale up, and bio-manufacturing capacity. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade