OTTAWA, ONT – The government is mobilizing Canadian businesses and manufacturers to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect the health and safety of all Canadians.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, today, March 20th, 2020, which will create pathways to deploy resources to domestic manufacturers and businesses to help during this critical time.
According to the government, the Plan introduces new measures to directly support these businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19. These products could include critical health and safety supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment, sanitization products, diagnostic and testing products, and disease tracking technology.
The Plan builds on the Government of Canada’s more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund and the support that has been provided to our health care system since the beginning of the outbreak. It focuses on domestic capacity building, innovative solutions, and procurement of essential supplies.
The plan will;
These measures are part of a larger strategy the Government of Canada is implementing to protect Canadians and prevent the spread of the virus. This strategy prioritizes the health and safety of Canadians, ensures the capacity of our health care system, and mitigates the economic impacts on Canadians and Canadian businesses.
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