Coronavirus: Trudeau announces $214M investment for made-in-Canada vaccine development | FULL

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that the federal government will be investing $214 million for made-in-Canada vaccines, including $173 million to Medicago to advance their vaccine candidate and create a production facility in Quebec City. Trudeau was joined by Procurement Minister Anita Anand, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo, alongside other ministers. As of Friday, Canada has a total of 209,184 COVID-19 cases and 9,862 deaths. Nearly 23,500 people have recovered from the virus. Tam said Canada is testing nearly 75,000 people daily. Following Thursday night’s U.S. Presidential debate, Trudeau said Canada is hoping everything runs smoothly during the election and added that whoever is president in the years to come, they will continue to stand up for Canadian interests When asked about why Ontario received more rapid tests than Quebec, where the COVID-19 situation is worse, Tam briefly explained how distribution system works, but also promised to look further into the situation. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #Canada #JustinTrudeau #COVID19 #Coronavirus #GlobalNews

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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