Veteran Ottawa journalist Ed Hand interviews University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason on the implications – domestic and international – of the shocking Trump administration decision to block the export of N35 medical-grade masks destined for Canada.
While Professor Attaran is extremely critical of the Canadian government’s actions, RI President and former Ambassador Peggy Mason offers a more nuanced examination of the diplomatic challenges faced by Canada – and the world – in dealing with the ‘radioactive instability” of the Trump administration in the time of pandemic.
The interview with Peggy Mason begins at the 10:19 minute mark.
COVID-19: US Denies Canada N95 Medical Masks (Ed Hand, unpublishedottawa.com, 7 Apr 2020)
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