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War-like effort needed to manufacture medical supplies

Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Ontario government urged manufacturers to support the production of medical supplies:

QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Ontario government urged manufacturers to support the production of medical supplies:

“These times of crisis bring out the best in people, and we are counting on businesses to mobilize in support of our healthcare system.

I support the Premier’s call for businesses to step up and for the government to offer them support to do so.

I’ve already had manufacturing businesses in my riding reach our earlier this week, and I appreciate the government’s quick response.

Hospitals are bracing for this to get much worse and without an increase in production, we could face a shortage of supplies to keep patients and healthcare workers safe.

We can use every mask, ventilator and hospital bed that we can get our hands on.

Every manufacturer that is shifting its supply chain to fight COVID-19 is helping to save lives, and I thank them.”