Vulnerable Canadians, front-line healthcare workers must be first in line for COVID-19 vaccines

January 6, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – Shannon Stubbs, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Richard Martel, Quebec Political Lieutenant, today issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trudeau Liberals are giving COVID-19 vaccines to criminals, ahead of seniors and front-line healthcare workers:

“It’s outrageous that incarcerated criminals will receive vaccines before vulnerable seniors in long-term care homes, front-line healthcare workers, first responders, and correctional officers.

“Government data from this past year shows that prison outbreaks have been isolated. The reality is that the federal government’s failure to secure sufficient vaccine supply for all Canadians means that difficult choices must be made. Conservatives believe vaccinating the most vulnerable first must be the government’s top priority.

“Justin Trudeau needs to do the right thing and ensure that vulnerable seniors, front-line medical staff, and other essential workers are first in line for the vaccine.”