Trump’s Mask Threat Shows Why Canada Needs More Self-Sufficiency & Domestic Manufacturing

We cannot rely on any other nation for the essentials, because in a crisis, nations will look after their own.

With US President Donald Trump trying to stop 3M from sending N95 masks to Canada – despite the fact that Canada manufactures much of the pulp used for those masks – Canada is receiving yet another reminder that we need stronger domestic manufacturing and self-sufficiency.

This is something I’ve been saying for a long-time.

Canada simply cannot rely on any foreign country – even our close ally the US – when it comes to essentials.

It is human nature that – in a crisis – a country looks after their own people first. In fact, that’s exactly how it should be.

With that in mind, it means Canada must be able to manufacture our own essential materials, and being reliant on supply chains in other countries is disastrous.

We have already seen this severely hurt Canada, with our dependence on China for the personal protective equipment needed by our healthcare workers. Even worse, the Trudeau government made a horrendous decision to ship thousands of masks to the Communist State, at a time when it was obvious Canada was going to need them.

In short, our country must become much more self-sufficient, we must become a ‘Fortress Canada’ that is no longer reliant on other nations for the things we need to survive.

Spencer Fernando

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Moe S.

It was reported the 3M American company manufacturing the N95 masks was giving preferential attention to those ‘foreign countries’ who were offering cash. Some of these foreign countries sent representatives with cash in hand right to the 3M company locations to buy masks in bulk, pushing American orders for masks to the bottom of the ordering list.


Mr. Trump can hardly be blamed for fighting for and defending the US and it’s citizens. Particularly when Xi’s little puppet trudeau sent millions of dollars worth of medical equipment (16 tonnes) including the masks etc that Trump stopped. And now trudeau has jumped on the tiger’s back and threatened the US of A that they will “suffer” retaliatory action if they don’t allow the Np95s to be shipped to Canada among other medical supplies. REALLY? Are you kidding me? And tell us little boy trudeau, what exactly will you do, when the tiger says: “OK, little potato, rides over,… Read more »


What a novel idea! Perhaps someone will come up with the bright idea of supporting our oil industry, our fishing and forest industries, our agricultural industries, our manufacturing industries of all kinds rather than relying on importing from foreign countries while allowing our workers and innovators to languish. Do we see a new world dawning?


Trump will not be helping Canadians because of trudy: after all the times trudy talked trash about Trump behind his back, why would he? Anyways, Globalism is over and it is time for Canada to go back to being self-sufficient and kick the UN out of Canada.