Every single COVID-19 vaccine maker Canada signed a deal with last summertime was questioned if they could make the doses in Canada and all of them concluded they could not, Procurement Minister Anita Anand explained Thursday.
Anand informed the Household of Commons business committee that her department “proactively and continuously approached main vaccine brands” about the matter.
“We took this problem up with suppliers at every single change at the negotiating desk to discern no matter if they would come to the table with this likelihood of domestic biomanufacturing,” Anand mentioned.
“The makers reviewed the recognized belongings right here in Canada and concluded that biomanufacturing ability in this state, at the time of agreement, which was past August and September, was way too restricted to justify the expense of capital and expertise to start out manufacturing in Canada.”
Many of the COVID-19 vaccine makers sought companions to assistance generate their