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(Recording) Virtual townhall: What Canadians can do to end vaccine injustice

On December 12, 2021, the Council of Canadians joined a large coalition of Canadian and international organizations fighting for a People’s Vaccine, including:

  • Benjamin Blanco, Vice-Minister for Foreign Trade and Integration, Government of Bolivia
  • Niki Ashton, NDP MP for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski
  • Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Nikolas Barry-Shaw, Trade and Privatization Campaigner, Council of Canadians
  • John Fulton, President, BioNiagara
  • Luis Gil Abinader, Senior Researcher, Knowledge Ecology International
  • Brittany Lambert, Women’s Rights Policy Specialist, Oxfam Canada
  • Raul Burbano, Program Director, Common Frontiers

The speakers discussed different aspects of the struggle for vaccine justice, from the fight for a waiver on vaccine patents at the WTO to Biolyse Pharma’s attempts to produce a generic, made-in-Canada vaccine for Bolivia. Followed by questions and a strategizing session with participants on how to build the movement for a People’s Vaccine.

Read more: How Canada became a vaccine villain