Kenney to use tests, medications from 'peer' countries, won't wait for Health Canada to play 'catch up' - 2020-04-13
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling out Canada's top doctor for advice she gave Canadians at the start of the pandemic and said he will not wait for Health Canada to approve medications, vaccines or tests before rolling them out if other "peer" countries have already approved them.
"We're not going to wait for Health Canada to play catchup with for example the European Union's drug regulator or the Food and Drug Administration in the United States," Kenney told CBC News Network's Power & Politics.
"The direction I have given our officials is that if we see a highly credible regulator of medications in a peer jurisdiction like the European Union, Australia or the United States, that has approved a test, or a vaccine, or medication, we should pursue that," Kenney said. "We should not wait for Health Canada to catch up."