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Monday, April 19, 2010

Was There Political Interference involved InThe Cancelling Of HIV Vaccine Initiative?

"The Canadian federal government's decision to cancel an $88-million Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) pilot-scale production facility in February may have been because of political interference, according to both the Liberals and New Democratic parties," reports Xtra.ca.
"At hearings before the Commons health committee on Tuesday and Thursday last week, allegations were made of political interference by public safety minister Vic Toews. The committee also heard from scientists familiar with the CHVI proposal process, which saw four consortiums put forward bids for the production facility and research centre. Opposition MPs and scientists say the reason for killing the project doesn't make sense. READ MORE

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