Note: ASL and LSQ interpreters available in the video.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians from outside his home in Ottawa on the federal government's response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The prime minister reiterates that Canada is maintaining its objective of receiving six million doses of vaccine by the end of March, despite the delays with Pfizer and Moderna’s shipments. He also faces questions about Canada’s use of the COVAX vaccine sharing program and the lack of disclosure about Canadian contracts with vaccine manufacturers. Trudeau comments as well on the arrest of Mamadi III Fara Camara, a Black man from Montreal who was incarcerated for 6 days before being released after a video exonerated him from the assault on a police officer. Trudeau says he supports Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante’s call for an independent investigation into Camara's arrest and detention.