Ottawa to help manufacturers boost production to combat COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will help the county’s manufacturers speed up the production of some much-needed items.

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.

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.