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Ontario mobilizing manufacturing to fight COVID-19

Auto parts makers have been in discussions with the Ontario government to switch gears to medical equipment March 23, 2020, Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — The Ontario government is mobilizing the province’s m...

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Company set to crank out ventilators, awaiting final go-ahead from Ottawa

In rush to avoid nightmare scenario unfolding in Italian hospitals, world scrambles to make breathing machines Alexander Panetta, CBC News March 22, 2020 A Canadian company says it can ramp up production within...

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Ford urges Ontario companies to step up by manufacturing equipment to combat COVID-19

Robert Benzie, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Toronto Star Sat., March 21, 2020 All hands on deck. That’s the message from Premier Doug Ford, who launched a new “Ontario Together” web portal on Saturday to en...

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Ontario Urges Business to Join the Fight Against COVID-19

New Government Website Removes Barriers for Companies to Provide Essential Goods and Services March 21, 2020 1:00 P.M. Office of the Premier TORONTO — The Ontario Government is launching Ontario Together, a n...

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APMA says medical suppliers will be forced to share specs with auto industry amid pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 20, 2020 If medical equipment suppliers refuse to share the technical specifications of the equipment they make with the auto industry, “we will force them,” says the h...

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Doctors call for ‘war-like effort’ to prevent medical supply shortages in Canada

Heather Wright, Brooklyn Neustaeter, CTV News March 20, 2020 TORONTO — As a critical shortage of life-saving medical equipment looms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada is calling on its manufacturers to r...

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Can’t ‘snap your fingers’: Manufacturers could face time, money challenges making masks, ventilators

Hand sanitizer not as hard to make for distilleries, other companies like LVMH Mark Gollom, CBC News March 20, 2020 For Toronto-based Spirit of York Distillery Co., transforming from a gin and vodka manufacturi...

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How auto parts manufacturers could help during the COVID-19 crisis

CBC News Windsor, March 19, 2020 As auto plants in North America temporarily close due to concerns about coronavirus, Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, is working...

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Ventilators will be crucial to saving people’s lives, but Ottawa won’t say how many Canada needs as COVID-19 continues to spread

Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star March 19, 2020 OTTAWA—The federal government is refusing to say how many ventilators Canada might need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, as Ontario and other provinces look to acqu...

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Canadian auto suppliers in talks to build ventilators, masks during coronavirus crisis

‘If we can get the drawings and the technical guidance, we’re ready and willing to help’ Naomi Powell, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 19, 2020 Canadian automotive industry leaders and governmen...