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Doug Ford Says 'The Least' That Joe Biden Can Do Is Give Canada A Million Vaccine Doses

"You've got a hundred million down there," Ford said at a press conference.

Doug Ford said he was "very angry" at Canada's lack of vaccines and directly asked President-elect Joe Biden to help his northern neighbours solve the problem at a press conference today

After news broke that Canada's next Pfizer shipment is getting deferred for a week, Ford told the USA's incoming president that he needed to give Canada a hand if he wants the two countries to have a good relationship.

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My American friends, help us out. We need help once again. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

This morning, Major-General Dany Fortin, Vice-President of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told reporters at a press conference that Canada was expecting "a significant decline in Pfizer supply over the next three weeks."

Ford said he was angered by the news, and said he didn't understand why Canada was affected by the vaccine delay.

"Other people are getting [the vaccines], the European Union is getting them. Why not Canada?" Ford asked. "There's a Pfizer plant six hours [away] in Kalamazoo, Michigan."

Next, he directly addressed President-elect Joe Biden, who gets sworn in as President on Wednesday, and he said "the least" Biden could do is give Canada a million vaccine doses.

"Give your great neighbour, that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with you, a million vaccines to keep us going and get us over the hump," Ford said. "That's what we'd love to see off the President."

"Help out your neighbour. You want us all to get along, hunky-dory, kumbaya? I'm asking for your help," Ford said.

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Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson all say they’re looking into it. 🔬

Just when we thought we'd turned a corner on the pandemic, a new COVID-19 variant is here to potentially ruin the holiday travel season.

The recent discovery of the Omicron variant has many countries preparing for the worst by closing borders again. Vaccine makers are also trying to figure out if they'll need to come up with new defences against this heavily mutated strain.

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Toronto Police Warn That 'Charges Will Be Laid' If People Interfere With Vaccination Clinics

This is meant to protect kids aged 5 to 11 years old at their vaccine appointments.

As kids 5 to 11 years of age start getting vaccine doses, Toronto Police have issued a warning to people who might try to interfere with vaccination clinics in the city.

"Officers will be patrolling near COVID-19 vaccination sites as Toronto kids and their families attend appointments over the coming days," the service tweeted on November 26.

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A Shoppers Drug Mart In Ontario Gave Out 12 Expired Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines Last Week

"Pfizer reports that the quality and integrity of the vaccine would not be affected."

A Shoppers Drug Mart in Vaughan accidentally administered 12 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that expired one day prior on November 16.

The Region Municipality of York's director of corporate communications, Patrick Casey, told Narcity that Public Health became aware of the incident that happened at the 9200 Weston Rd. location on November 18.

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Parliament is officially in session as of Monday, November 22, and Canada's Usher of the Black Rod had a very important part to play in the ceremony.

If you're wondering what exactly it is that Black Rod does (that's the genuine short version of his name, by the way), he's the person at the beginning of the throne speech who ceremoniously leads the Senate Speaker's parade.

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