Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will help the county’s manufacturers speed up the production of some much-needed items.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, more and more of you are stepping up to help your neighbours. And across the country, businesses small and large are offering their services. So today, we launched an initiative to help them produce the things we need – quickly. ⤵️— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 20, 2020
Trudeau added if a manufacturer isn’t currently making those products in high demand, the feds can help retool. This newly announced manufacturing plan is designed to help industries accelerate production lines and reprioritize existing infrastructure. Trudeau announced this new plan during a daily update from his place of self-isolation.
If you’re a company that’s already making medical supplies, we’ll help you scale up and increase your capacity. And if you’re a company that usually makes something else, we’ll help you buy new equipment so you can make things like masks, ventilators, and hand sanitizers.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 20, 2020
The County of Simcoe is urging local manufacturers to get on board, asking that businesses able to support the effort to fill out a form from Public Works and Government Services Canada, letting the feds know you’re willing and able to lend a hand at this crucial time.
If you are a business able to supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Federal Government is asking companies to complete this form: https://t.co/KpIu4gFoMZ— County of Simcoe EDO (@simcoecountyEDO) March 16, 2020