Interim NB Liberal Leader Roger Melanson (GNB Image)

Provincial Liberals are not onside with their federal counterparts when it comes to sharing COVID vaccine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met virtually with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey – PEI Premier Danny King – and Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin to discuss helping hard hit Ontario get through its third wave of COVID.

Interim Liberal Leader Roger Melanson was quick to fire off a news release saying New Brunswick should not send any doses of COVID vaccine to Ontario to help battle its outbreak. Melanson says the vaccines are being distributed on a per capita basis – and – “the NB Medical Society is saying the two percent of the total vaccination supply we receive would not have an impact on the outbreaks in these larger provinces – so why sacrifice our supply and immunization?”

Melanson says “Premier Higgs needs to realize that New Brunswickers have worked hard over the last year with the strictest public health guidelines in the country and have done everything in their power to fight COVID-19 by respecting public health guidelines. Now is not the time to put the province’s recovery at risk.”

Ontario has gone into LOCKDOWN as it struggles with soaring infection numbers in the past two weeks – borders with Manitoba and Quebec have been closed.

Former Conservative M-L-A Jack Carr agrees with Melanson’s stance. In a Tweet – Carr says “NBers have sacrificed – have some of the toughest rules – for the most part abided by them – and worked hard to keep covid numbers down.”