(TORONTO) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated Saturday that Canada gained’t deliver retaliatory or punitive measures in opposition to the USA after the Trump administration introduced it will forestall the export of N95 protecting masks.
Trudeau stated he’ll converse to President Trump within the coming days. He stated his officers are having constructive conversations with American officers. Trump introduced late Friday he would forestall the export of N95 protecting masks to make sure they’re out there within the U.S.
The prime minister stated he’ll inform Trump each nations are interlinked in ways in which would damage each nations if provide chains have been lower.
“We’re not taking a look at retaliatory measures or measures which can be punitive, ” Trudeau stated.
“We all know it’s in each our nations pursuits to cooperate.”
The prime minister famous Canada ships gloves and testing kits to the usand stated supplies from the N95 masks originate in Canada. Canadian nurses additionally cross the bridge in Windsor to work within the Detroit medical system on a regular basis.
He famous well being care employees depend on the masks in Canada.
Manufacturing big 3M says there are vital humanitarian implications of ceasing N95 masks to well being care employees in Canada and Latin America, the place 3M is a important provider of respirators.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated he couldn’t stress sufficient how disillusioned he was in Trump for making the choice and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney didn’t maintain again his outrage at Trump’s resolution.
“It jogs my memory of what occurred in 1939 and 1940 when Canada was a part of the combat in opposition to international fascism — the USA sat out the primary two or three years and truly initially refused to even present provides to Canada and the UK that was main the combat on the time,” Kenney stated.
Canada has greater than 12,924 confirmed coronavirus instances, together with 214 deaths. Twenty two of these deaths are linked to at least one nursing dwelling in Ontario. Canada has carried out greater than 309,000 exams.