Election 44: Where the Parties Stand on Reshoring and Supply Chain Modernization

September 10, 2021
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Reshoring Canada co-chair the Hon. Tony Clement applauded commitments made by the Conservatives, the Liberals and the New Democrats to address supply chain issues in their respective election platforms.

“The platform Secure the Future issued by Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole at the start of the election campaign commits to diversifying supply chains away from China, promoting a North American supply chain for pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and developing a critical minerals strategy,” Clement noted.

The Liberal Party Platform “Forward. For Everyone” also contains specific proposals to build an end-to-end sustainable battery supply chain as well as the development and protection of critical minerals.

The New Democratic Party (NDP) platform commits to “industrial strategies to incubate and expand critical domestic manufacturing capacity” in a number of different sectors. “While lacking some specifics, the NDP have committed to a process that will increase our manufacturing base, which is a step in the right direction,” said Clement.

“This is exactly the kind of effort needed to create a resilient supply chain for Canada to produce jobs, enhance national security, and promote the health and welfare of Canadians,” Clement commented.

Reshoring Canada is a non-partisan information and advocacy national organization dedicated to supply chains and trade that works for Canadians through more domestic production. In addition to former federal Industry Minister Hon. Tony Clement, Reshoring Canada is also comprised of co-chair Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Trade Minister; Advisory Board Co-Chair Christian Paradis, former federal Industry Minister; and Co-Founder Brian Storseth, former Alberta parliamentarian.


Hon. Tony Clement, P.C.

Tony Clement is a former Member of Parliament and former Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario, serving in senior cabinet portfolios at both levels of government.

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