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Podcast: The status of PPE procurement in Canada

Canadian Manufacturing spoke with Barry Hunt, President of the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers about the current status of PPE procurement in Canada and the challenges members of his association face in these times.


February 23, 2022


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Barry Hunt, President of the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers. 2022.

Even as provinces across the country appear to be easing COVID-19 restrictions, healthcare professionals continue to predict ongoing changes to mandates as infections fluctuate; therefore, the social necessity for masks and other protective gear remains. How will Canada continue to meet this need?

Canadian Manufacturing spoke with Barry Hunt, President of the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers about the current status of PPE procurement in Canada, the challenges members of his association face in these times, and why it is much more difficult for Canadian medical start-ups to bring their products to the Canadian market in comparison to their U.S. counterparts.