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The about-bloody-time-why-didn’t-we-do-this-months-ago good news is that the federal government announced this week a deal with Novavax to produce its COVID-19 vaccine in Canada.

What the feel-good announcement from the feds did not stress, for obvious reasons, is that this will likely not be a reality till the late fall, if that soon, and since this facility is to be built in Quebec, my bet is that this endeavor will inevitably run into at least one, likely more, of the usual “unavoidable delays” that are so prevalent in the construction industry.

Canada used to be a world leader in vaccine production and development.

Until, that is, a long line of brilliant Canadian politicians decided that it’s ultimately cheaper to out-source the production of goods essential for the health and well-being of Canadians.

Penny wise, etc . . .