Coveted N95 respirators will continue to come to Canada from a Minnesota-based company while the country keeps rolling out a financial assistance program Tuesday.
3M says it will maintain its exports to Canada and Latin America after reaching a deal with the White House, ending a days-long saga.
Face masks have been a major storyline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3M has been at the centre of a clash with U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration over the company’s reluctance to abide by orders to prioritize American demand for the masks.
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Some of the N95 masks will be coming from the company’s manufacturing facilities in China, which is how 3M says it will meet at least some of the ever-increasing American demand while still filling orders in other countries.
Meanwhile, people with birthdays in April, May, and June can apply today for the $500-a-week Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
The program is for people who have lost their income because of the pandemic.