Canada sent 16 tonnes of masks, face shields to China

“Today’s news is outrageous,” Scheer said in a written statement.

“Justin Trudeau needs to explain why he sent 50,118 face shields, 1,101 masks, 1,820 goggles, 36,425 medical coveralls, 200,000 nitrile gloves and 3,000 aprons from Canada’s own government reserves overseas in February.”

While Health Canada wouldn’t say what remains in national stockpiles of personal protective equipment, it did say that it has made an order for 600 ventilators.

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“The demand for ventilators globally is high and the government is pursuing a variety of purchasing strategies to increase the number of ventilators available for use should there be a need to augment existing supply in the short term,” reads the department’s statement.


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