This is why the government must take immediate action to bring our supply chains back into Canada.
There are two key reasons why manufacturing needs to be brought back into our own country.
First, we must become more self-reliant. For essential products, we must be able to manufacture what we need here at home, rather than being reliant on a foreign country we don’t control and can’t rely on.
The second key reason is that by outsourcing manufacturing to places like China, we spit on the values we claim to hold.
And now, the latest example of that can be seen in China.
As reported by Blacklock’s, it appears that a Canadian company is using Chinese prison labour to make masks, and the Canadian federal government is unsure if it purchased them:
“Chinese prison labour was assigned to work at a Canadian-owned mask factory in Shanghai, according to the Communist Party press. The Department of Public Works has said it does not know if it purchased slave-made goods: “We do the job not for a reward but driven by our inner eagerness.””
Prison labour assigned to make masks at Cdn-owned factory in China; fed contractor #AMDMedicom says it's investigating. https://t.co/HoampRM1eL #cdnpoli @KellyBlockMP @SameerZuberi @DM_PSPC @AnitaOakville @PSPC_SPAC pic.twitter.com/DHZaj6LfYK
— Blacklock's Reporter (@mindingottawa) August 26, 2020
This is a disgrace.
Not only are we not building masks here in Canada, not only are we enriching the Chinese Communist Party, but we have a ‘Canadian’ company actively participating in the oppression of people under the ruthless Chinese Communist State.
How long until our country wakes up and realizes that having strong domestic manufacturing is a national security imperative and is the only way we can truly live out the values our nation claims to hold?
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