Trudeau announces $2B commitment to getting Canadian medical supplies
In his daily press conference earlier this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to show the Government of Canada’s commitment to properly dealing with COVID-19. In order to do this, they have allocated $2 billion towards sourcing and manufacturing medical equipment.
So far, three deals have been signed with Canadian companies to produce surgical masks, ventilators, test kits, and other medical supplies. In addition to this, letters of intent have been signed with five additional companies, just in case more product is needed.
TUNE IN NOW: I’m giving an update from Rideau Cottage on how we’re harnessing Canadian talent so our health care providers have what they need to keep you safe. Watch it live here: https://t.co/cth1l9NIbo
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 31, 2020
Finally, Trudeau mentioned the incredible support the government has received from companies across Canada. He mentioned that so far, over 3000 companies have offered to retool or modify their facilities to help out. Now that’s an insane outpouring.
If you’d like to stay up to date about COVID-19 and how it’s affecting Canada, we suggest the Government of Canada webpage.