In a speech Sunday, Prime Minister Trudeau revealed that Health Canada will be responsible for assessing all masks and medical equipment shipped from China. Earlier reports said that the Dutch government recalled 600,000 problematic masks imported from China.
Dr Trudeau said that Canada will receive more medical supplies from China “in the next few days,” noting that Health Canada will evaluate these supplies.
He said, “I can assure people that Health Canada has very strict procedures to assess that the supplies we receive meet the necessary standards and that there are no shortcuts.”
“We need to make sure that the supplies and equipment that healthcare workers rely on are safe, that they can do the job, and that they are safe.”