The face of Canadian Tire
Rob Gibson –
Apr 9, 2020 / 2:53 PM | Story:
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Canadian Tire is shifting gears after it was revealed earlier this week that it is selling medical grade protective gear and equipment.
According to Canadian Tire, the decision was not made following a report earlier this week and claims that the move has been going on for some time, reports CTV News.
The retailer now says the supplies will be donated to healthcare workers and local hospitals.
Canadian Tire stores in Vancouver came under fire after discovering that they had stocks of masks and personal protective equipment for sale. Canadian Tire’s head office did not respond to CTV’s request for comment until today’s announcement.
The company says 160,000 masks, 164,000 pairs of gloves and 20,000 liters of hand sanitizer have been donated to hospitals, nursing homes and community organizations. The company also announced a $ 5 million response fund to help Canadians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to be led by the United Way and the Red Cross.
-with files from CTV News Vancouver