Report from Parliament Hill:
Fighting for a Real Recovery
Eric Melillo MP, Kenora Riding
Parliament is back in session on January 25th, and I’m looking forward to joining my Conservative colleagues as we fight for a real recovery for Canada.
That means helping Canadians in all sectors and industries get back to work safely.
It means fighting for fairness for small businesses and all those who have been left behind by the Liberal government.
It also means ensuring that all Canadians have access to the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
But unfortunately, the Liberal government has botched the procurement process, and provinces are running out of doses. As of mid-January, less than 2% of Canada’s population had received the shot.
I wish I could say things are looking up, but they’re not. This week, Canada will be receiving zero doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Last week, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole had a phone call with the president of Pfizer to discuss getting more vaccines for Canadians. He’s rooting for the government to succeed – the stakes are too high if they don’t.
I’ve been in consistent contact with medical professionals in the Kenora riding, and they’re deeply concerned by the possibility that we won’t get vaccines soon enough to prevent our fragile local healthcare system from being overrun.
There is no getting around this: Canada needs vaccines if we want to get back to normal life and recover our economy. We need the government to succeed on this – and we will hold their feet to the fire until they deliver.
My constituency staff in my offices in Kenora and Dryden are also working hard to serve constituents and help people navigate government programs.
If there is anything my office can assist you with, or if you would like to arrange a meeting, please call me at 807-223-2182 (Dryden) or 807-468-2170 (Kenora), or contact me by email at [email protected].
I hope you are all staying safe.
Member of Parliament