OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the federal government is spending $2 billion to procure more diagnostic testing, ventilators, and personal protective equipment for front-line workers in the COVID-19 fight, with some supplies set to be ready within days.
“Demand for these goods is going up, so were making sure Canada is ready to keep up,” Trudeau said, adding that the government is also making bulk purchases of the essential protective gear for the provinces and territories.
“We’re expecting shipments to come in in the coming days and we’ll continue to work tirelessly to get the supplies to where they’re needed.”
Providing an update on the March 20 appeal to manufacturers to pivot their production lines to supply various life-saving medical supplies,
March 31st, 2020