Every day, front line health care workers across the country put their health at risk as they work hard to fight COVID-19 and care for their fellow Canadians. These real-life heroes need the right protective equipment to keep themselves, their patients, and their families safe. That is why the
The Prime Minister,
The health and safety of all Canadians remain the top priority of the
"Our health care workers have been on the front lines of our country's fight against COVID-19 since the very beginning. While the virus remains a threat, we need to make sure these real-life heroes have the equipment they need. This agreement with
The Rt. Hon.
"As a province and as a country, we have turned our manufacturing might towards fighting against COVID-19 and encouraging businesses to step up and produce the life-saving personal protective equipment and critical health supplies we need. We are proud to stand with our federal partners and invest in 3M's new manufacturing facility for N95 respirators. It will create jobs and contribute to our economic recovery, but more importantly, it will protect our front line health care workers throughout the pandemic and beyond."
"From the beginning of this pandemic,
"This long-term investment in 3M for the production of N95 respirators will enhance
"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of increasing the availability of N95 respirators in
* The first deliveries of N95 respirators produced as a result of this investment will begin in early 2021 to meet current demand for front line health care workers.
* It is expected that when fully operational more than 100 million N95 respirators will come off this new line in
* A N95 respirator is one of the most important pieces of personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of front line health care workers and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
* 3M is a recognized leader in respiratory protection products, and its manufacturing capabilities for N95 respirators are in high demand worldwide.