National Citizen’s Inquiry interim report calls on Trudeau to halt Covid-19 vaccines
The citizen-led inquiry into Canada’s Covid response is blasting the federal government over flaws in its handling of the pandemic and vaccine authorizations.
The interim report from the National Citizen’s Inquiry interim report comes days after Health Canada’s Sept. 12 announcement authorizing use of the updated Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for all Canadians over the age of six months.
A major recommendation by the NCI includes a call to halt use of Covid-19 vaccines authorized under a pandemic-era Interim Order.
During a press conference on Monday, the NCI’s four commissioners presented their findings and recommendations. The interim report, available in both English and French, along with an open letter directed at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were published to the group’s website.
The NCI was established as a public and transparent inquiry into Canada’s pandemic response, initially headed by former Reform Party leader Preston Manning. There has yet to be any official pandemic inquiry called at the federal level in Canada.
The report references expert witness testimonies from Shawn Buckley and Deanna McLeod, which contributed to the its conclusions.
The NCI’s report exposes critical concerns regarding the Covid vaccine authorization process in Canada and highlights a discrepancy between Health Canada’s public messaging on vaccine approval and the actual criteria utilized for authorization.