My Party Has a Comprehensive Plan to Address and Defeat COVID-19
Canada’s Conservatives have a detailed plan to stop COVID-19 through accelerated vaccination, rapid tests, a national booster shot strategy, and, when approved, the roll-out of vaccines for school-aged children.
Here in Halton and across the land, the numbers are getting worse every day and Justin Trudeau has no plan beyond emotional speeches and using the issue to divide Canadians.
Canada’s Conservatives have completed consultations and research with some of the smartest people in the field and we have developed a detailed plan to unite the country and defeat COVID-19 for good.
National Surpass 90% Accelerated Vaccination Plan
Canada’s Conservatives have a detailed plan to get vaccination rates up over 90 percent within two months.
My Party will:
National Booster Shot Strategy – Starting with Vulnerable Canadians
Canada’s Conservatives will deliver a national booster shot strategy in cooperation with the provinces, beginning with seniors and those who are immunocompromised. A Conservative government will prioritize the signing of contracts for booster shots to ensure that Canadians are protected as quickly as possible against new variants. Canada’s Conservatives will also accelerate homegrown development and production of vaccines by Canadian companies such as Providence Therapeutics, Sanofi, Medicago, and others.
All these measures are in addition to the plan to invest $3 billion to improve long-term care homes and to provide priority in immigration programs to bring in more personal support workers for long-term care and home care.
Accelerated Vaccination and Rapid Testing Strategy for School-Aged Children Under 12
Pfizer will submit an Emergency Use Authorization application to the US FDA for the 5-to-11-year-old group “by the end of September,” and for the six-month to five-year-old group “shortly thereafter.”
A Conservative government will also immediately provide more rapid tests to provincial governments to allow them to conduct screening, particularly at schools. Until vaccines are available for children, rapid tests will be the first line of defence. Rapid tests need to be deployed at scale. Canada’s Conservatives will ensure that supply is available and provided to the provinces so they can keep schools safe this fall.
Emergency Rapid Testing Drive
Canada’s Conservatives will implement a national rapid screening program to allow businesses and public institutions to remain open in the face of future variants and protect the country. Making rapid tests widely available will help protect unvaccinated children while avoiding lockdowns if COVID patients are identified and isolated quickly.
A Conservative government will:
Secure the Border
One month after recording the highest-ever month for infected international arrivals, Canada broke that record in August with 737 flights landing in this country carrying passengers that tested positive for COVID-19.
Supports for People and Businesses
Depending on the surge in case numbers and hospitalizations, provinces may make the decision to impose additional public health restrictions. Canada’s Conservatives will continue to be there for Canadian workers by helping them and the businesses they work for weather the crisis.
Information and Cooperation
Canadians need accurate and timely information. Canada’s Conservatives will ensure that the Public Health Agency of Canada resumes twice-weekly briefings to answer questions and to explain the latest modelling and trends.
Finally, a Conservative government’s pandemic communications strategy will always be focused on achieving the highest vaccination rates and the best public health outcomes. Canada’s Conservatives will keep politics out of pandemic communications to focus on results.
Protecting Domestic Travellers
To protect the public and prevent the spread of COVID-19 through domestic travel, anyone boarding a bus, plane, train, or boat will be required to provide proof of vaccination or recent negative PCR test or take a rapid test.
Increasing Vaccination in the Public Service
Canada’s Conservatives will require federal public servants who are not vaccinated to take daily rapid tests.
This is our comprehensive plan. It is the product of many hours of consultation and careful examination of the facts in front of us. Elect me in Oakville, elect an Erin O’Toole government, and we will put this dynamic plan into action. Enough politics, let’s start healing Canada!
Secure the future, help elect Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives and get Canada’s economy back on track.