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Coronavirus: Canada needs to share more COVID-19 surpluses with world, says UN envoy Bob Rae [Video]

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OTTAWA –Canada's envoy to the United Nations says Canada needs to share more of its COVID-19 vaccine surpluses with less fortunate countries.

Bob Rae, Canada's ambassador to the UN, told The Canadian Press on Thursday that while Canadians may have been looking inward lately because of the federal election, they can't lose sight of the fact the pandemic won't end unless more is done to help less fortunate countries.

“We have to recognize that we have to continue to look for ways in which we can distribute more of any surpluses that we have now in Canada,” Rae said.

It is in Canada's national interest to do more internationally because of the fact the country's economy is dependent on international trade and the rise of new variants, Rae said.

“Half of our GDP comes from trade. We are as impacted as any country in the world, because of our …

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Japan has assured U.S. it will keep in close contact on Olympics White House [Video]

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