Speaking to reporters Tuesday outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a federal contract with General Motors (GM) to produce 10 million face masks and help employment in Oshawa, Ont.
Trudeau said not only is more personal protective equipment arriving in Canada from elsewhere, his government is investing in production here at home.He adds more than 40 flights carrying PPE have arrived in the last 10 weeks, with hundreds of thousands of items then shipped to front-line workers.
As well, Trudeau addressed the report from Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) teams deployed to five of Ontario’s worst-hit long-term care homes, raising concerns about poor conditions at this facilities.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted CAF members had raised some “extremely troubling observations” and vowed to take action to protect the “Greatest Generation.”
Trudeau also said the time was now for Canada to lead the global effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing to a Thursday conference call hosted by himself, the UN Secretary-General, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica on coordinating a global response to the pandemic.
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