Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Reiterate They Can Help With Immunization Efforts

TORONTO, April 16, 2021 / CNW / – Statement on behalf of the President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Dennis darby

“With COVID-19 numbers now reaching their highest levels since the start of the pandemic, the Ontario government announced new restrictions this afternoon. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) would like to start by reiterating that they can be part of the solution to fight the pandemic.

“As we have repeatedly expressed to the provincial government, keeping our manufacturing sector open guarantees 750,000 jobs in Ontario, prevents devastating effects on our economy and protects the integrity of our supply chain. It is essential to recognize that the industry can operate in a safe and responsible manner while serving its customers nationally and globally and we thank them for their continued support.

“CME recognizes that the current situation is serious. We will continue to follow public health recommendations to ensure the safety of all workers in the manufacturing sector.

“However, we are deeply concerned about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Therefore, CME calls on the government to increase rapid testing and vaccination in the workplace. We do this by providing support to leverage the capacity of the manufacturing sector to accelerate the roll-out of immunization, including using industrial sites and resources to deliver vaccines to their workforce and to local communities as defined. large.

“This is the best way for our sector to continue to contribute to our economy while making sure to do our part in this fight against the pandemic. “

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has helped manufacturers grow at home and compete globally. Our goal is to ensure that manufacturers are recognized as engines of growth in the economy, with Canada recognized as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies which account for approximately 82 percent of manufacturing output and 90 percent of from Canada exports.

SOURCE Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

For more information: Jérémy Ghio, [email protected], 438-407-3029

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