Justin Trudeau and Franకోois Legalt formalized the construction of the Modernna factory in Montreal on Friday morning, the only factory outside the United States with an investment of several hundred million dollars.
The two prime ministers and representatives of the pharmaceutical company met on the McGill University campus to make this announcement.
Establishes the American Pharmaceutical Center of Excellence and Factory, where it initially produces 30 million doses of RNA vaccines, reaching 100 million doses per year.
Construction of the plant is expected to be completed in 2024. About 200 to 300 people will be working there.
The current pandemic highlights Canada’s vulnerability during events such as the pandemic. The federal government therefore wanted more control over vaccine production and less reliance on other countries.
In August 2021, Moderna confirmed its intention to settle in Canada. Since then, the Toronto area and the Montreal area have gone out of their way to attract pharmaceuticals.
But won the Montreal Prize for having a large network of researchers and universities very active in life sciences.
Today’s announcement is also special. This is the first meeting between Prime Minister Legalt and his counterpart Justin Trudeau since the last election campaign.
During this time, Mr. Legalt offered his support to Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Forces, which was Mr. Caused a chill with Trudeau.
The two individuals still disagreed on a certain number of files, especially on health transfers.
In collaboration with Raphael Pirro