Promoting Ontario-Made products to help spur economic recovery
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers across the province stepped up to innovate by ramping up or shifting their production lines to produce more food, personal protective equipment, and other essential supplies.
Ontario businesses came through for us and it is now more important than ever to support and promote Ontario’s world-class manufacturers.
That’s why our PC government is proud to support Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)’s new Ontario Made Consumer Directory. This guide will make it easier for shoppers to find made-in-Ontario products, while supporting local businesses and manufacturers. By promoting Ontario-made products, this initiative will support good-paying jobs and set the province down the path to further growth, renewal, and long-term economic recovery.
“When you support our homegrown manufacturers, you are doing more than simply shopping — you are supporting Ontario jobs, Ontario businesses and Ontario families,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing and Minster of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “We all have a role to play in our economic recovery. By purchasing the quality products that are synonymous with Ontario Made, you are supporting your family, friends and neighbours and accelerating our economic revival today and into the future.”
Consumers can easily find made-in-Ontario goods in the new online, searchable directory at SupportOntarioMade.ca. This includes products that are made in local communities, participating retailers, and company profiles.
Supporting our provincial manufacturing sector will contribute to our economic recovery, create new jobs, and ensure that we have the factories, plants, and assembly lines to respond to any future crisis.