Trudeau speaks out against violence in DC, discusses COVID-19 vaccine plans

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has again spoken out about the violence that rocked the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on January 6.

He called it an assault on democracy.

“We’ve also seen this week that democracy is resilient in America, our closest ally and neighbour,” he stated on Friday morning from Ottawa. “Violence has no place in our societies and extremists will not succeed in overruling the will of the people.”

He also called out U.S. President Donald Trump by saying the soon former president and other politicians “incited” the mob that breached the Capitol.

More COVID-19 vaccines coming soon

Trudeau says more COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to Canada.

The prime minister held his 24th virtual first ministers meeting with premiers yesterday and says everyone agreed it’s vital to get vaccines delivered and administered as quickly as possible.

“The premiers and I also discussed ways for us to combat misinformation. Vaccines are safe and effective, and everyone should be doing their part by getting vaccinated once it’s their turn.”

He says more than a million doses of both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines will arrive in Canada by the end of this month.

(With files from CJGX and Moises Canales)

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