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Province is the first Canadian jurisdiction to enact specific legislation to prepare for future crises

The Ontario government is protecting people against future unforeseen emergencies by introducing legislation to ensure that a healthy and robust stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies and equipment (CSE) is available at all times. The first legislation of its kind in Canada, the Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022 (PPESPA) will impose requirements for the province to maintain a significant minimum level of critical goods, ready to be deployed to withstand the challenges of extraordinary events without having to rely on unstable foreign supply. A part of Ontario’s Plan to Stay Open, the PPESPA will shore-up the domestic production of critical supplies.

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