Anita Anand

Canada could donate excess AstraZeneca doses to other countries, Anand suggests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says conversations are happening right now about what to do with millions more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive over the coming months. Those arrivals are set to come as several provinces have paused the use of the vaccine over extremely rare …

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Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. Yet the government official told Global News there is some uncertainty that all of those doses will in fact be delivered. For the current quarter ending on June 30, the official …

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Moderna COVID-19 doses set to reach Canada next week will arrive tomorrow: Trudeau

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

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As COVID-19 cases explode in India, Canada ready to help with medical supplies: Anand

As COVID-19 cases explode in India, Canada ready to help with medical supplies: Anand

Canada is ready to supply India with medical equipment as the country struggles to contain record surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “The answer to the question is yes, we are in touch with India and our High Commissioner in India Nadir Patel about a number of options that …

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Canada negotiating COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for 2022: Anand

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Canada’s procurement minister says she is in the midst of negotiating new vaccine contracts to nail down supplies of vaccine booster shots if they’re needed next year. “We are actively planning for 2022,” Anita Anand said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press. She said Canada’s first priority …

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Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet – National

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet - National

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union within the next two weeks, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical giant announced Friday it would be temporarily reducing the number of vaccines shipped in order to upgrade one of …

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Canada in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers ‘every day’ as approvals near: Anand – National

Canada in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers ‘every day’ as approvals near: Anand - National

Canada is in talks “every day” with various coronavirus vaccine suppliers in order to negotiate earlier delivery dates, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said on Tuesday. Speaking at a media conference, Anand said Canada is very well positioned in terms of its vaccine procurement, adding that …

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Coronavirus: New records detail Ottawa’s ‘bold aggressive’ strategy to buy vaccines and PPE – National

Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand listens to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Anand has become the key cabinet player when it comes to negotiating contracts to secure vaccines and personal protective equipment.

A controversial decision to give the federal government’s procurement department the power to sole-source contracts worth up to $500 million was — and remains — a core element of the “bold, aggressive action” that procurement minister Anita Anand was encouraged to take earlier this spring in response to the …

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100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister – National

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Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed a deal with Abbott Diagnostics to buy 7.9 million ID Now tests, which can produce results on the spot in under 15 …

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Coronavirus: 75 cruise ship workers return to Canada, minister says – National

Coronavirus: 75 cruise ship workers return to Canada, minister says - National

Canadian cruise ship crew workers who had been left stranded by the novel coronavirus pandemic have returned to Canada, the country’s foreign affairs minister says. In a tweet on Saturday, Francois-Philippe Champagne said officials worked with U.S. authorities and cruise ship lines Holland America, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruises to …

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