Transcription – GM Canada and Unifor, Oshawa, Ontario
[Clips of people wearing face masks while working and personal protective equipment being manufactured]
Voiceover: When COVID-19 hit Canada, many companies approached the Government of Canada and asked, "How can we help?" General Motors Canada was one of them.
[Text on screen: #COVID19]
Voiceover: The Government of Canada contracted GM Canada to provide 10 million masks at cost. By the middle of May 2020,
[Text on screen: #MADEINCANADA]
Voiceover: GM Canada's Oshawa Operations plant was ready to produce masks to help in the fight against COVID-19. The company sourced materials, built a mask making clean room with enhanced safety protocols, installed equipment and, in partnership with Unifor, called back and retrained 60 workers. By September 2020, GM Canada produced an incredible 3 million face coverings – what a milestone!
[Text on screen: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry]
Minister Bains: A huge thank you to GM Canada and its workers, Unifor, and many other Canadian companies that are playing an important part in Canada's fight against COVID-19.
[Text on screen: #WEREINTHISTOGETHER]
Minister Bains: You are tremendous reminder of Canadian innovation and compassion. Canada, we're in this together, and working together is our strength.