PM Trudeau on government's priorities, vaccination, election results, health care – Sept. 28, 2021
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters after visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Ottawa. He is joined at his first major news conference since the Sept. 20 federal election by Chrystia Freeland, who Trudeau confirms will continue to serve as both deputy prime minister and finance minister in his next cabinet. The prime minister says his new cabinet will be sworn in and named in October, and that Parliament will resume before the end of fall. He outlines his government’s five priorities in moving forward with commitments made during the election, including a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the federal public service and ensuring that anyone aged 12 and older travelling by plane or train domestically is fully vaccinated. Trudeau also faces questions on the election results, a decision on Huawei’s participation in building Canada’s 5G wireless network, and health-care funding for the provinces and territories.