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|Title:||Change to Essential Manufacturing|
|Sponsoring Riding:||35025 - Elgin—Middlesex—London|
The Conservative government will create Financial and tax incentives to create manufacturing structure for essential products to be produced and sold in Canada.
The shortage is real. Canada needs to look outside the box and encourage Canadian companies to invest in the manufacturing of infant formula.
Families are struggling to find baby formula to feed their children. Canada doesn't have any domestic infant formula manufacturers and therefore, we rely completely on imports - mainly from the United States. We should not have to rely on the US to import products that we have the ability, accommodation and commercial lands to produce right here in Canada.
In addition, Canada has strict regulations with very unique and very restrictive regulatory systems around infant formula. As a result of these restrictions, Canadians do not have access to many safe and effective products that are available in other countries.
While there has been some recent relief in the infant formula shortage, due mainly to the US manufacturing disruption, Canada still hasn't secured a facility to produce Canadian made infant formula. The Kingston, Ontario manufacturing plant Canada Royal Milk ULC, which is owned by Chinese company Feihe International, ships 100% of it's products to China. In addition, they only manufacture infant formula for children 12 months and older. This company still does not have approval from Canada to sell their product in Canada despite using cows milk from Ontario and Quebec.
Canada has an opportunity to work with interested investors and provide structured commercial tax relief or incentives to interested businesses.
|Translation of Submission:||
Le gouvernement conservateur créera des incitatifs financiers et fiscaux pour créer une structure de fabrication pour les produits essentiels à produire et à vendre au Canada.