Government of Canada creates COVID-19 supply council in support of Canada’s response and recovery
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have engaged with provinces, territories, and the private and non-governmental sectors to respond to this crisis. This council builds on that collaborative approach, bringing together a diverse group of leaders to help us address current and future supply challenges. I look forward to the work we’ll do together to ensure Canadians have access to the supplies they need to stay safe and healthy.”
The Honourable Anita Anand
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
As part of its Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, the Government of Canada introduced new measures to directly support businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19.
The Government of Canada is taking an aggressive, proactive approach to buying, especially when it comes to personal protective equipment for front line healthcare workers. This includes:
- ordering ahead in bulk on behalf of provinces and territories
- ramping up domestic manufacturing capacity, through the Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, being led by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
The Minister of Public Services and Procurement will chair the new COVID-19 Supply Council which will be made up of 17 members from the private and non-profit sectors.
Office of the Honourable Anita Anand
Public Services and Procurement Canada
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