Canadian News Apr 7, 2020 5:25 PM EST

Doug Ford visits auto part manufacturer, delivers 1000 new respirator masks

These masks are important as they are crucially similar to the desperately needed N95 masks.

Doug Ford visits auto part manufacturer, delivers 1000 new respirator masks
Nico Johnson Montreal, QC
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Doug Ford is leading by example. Not only has he personally delivered some 90,000 surgical masks in his truck, but he has also now helped Woodbridge Auto Group’s factory in Vaughn deliver 1,000 respiratory masks, according to CP24.  

On Tuesday, the factory was visited by Ford, where he helped deliver the masks. These masks are important as they are crucially similar to the desperately needed N95 masks that aren't produced anywhere in Canada.

Ford and his staff received 1,000 of the factory's new masks for distribution.

“While our government continues to pursue and exhaust every avenue available to secure the PPE needed to fight COVID-19, today marks the beginning of Ontario moving towards greater self-sufficiency on vital supplies that will keep us well equipped now and into the future,” said Doug Ford in a statement.

Ford has stressed that Canada should become sufficient, in order to avoid reliance on international supply chains. He was previously critical of the American President Donald Trump for attempting to divert masks away from Canada.  

"We can't only rely on a global supply chain, we can't rely on other countries, we need the federal government to come through on their commitment to the province. We need to be self-sufficient," said the premier.

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