The new facility will be able to produce two million doses per month.
So many Canadian companies have started manufacturing the health care supplies that we're close to "self-sufficient."
It's a much deeper decline than many analysts had been expecting.
The layoffs will mostly impact Canadian manufacturing operations.
Health-care professionals wear the respirators to ward off COVID-19.
The company says it could quickly produce garments for hospital use.
The company is making medical gear for front-line workers at no cost.
The government is "mobilizing" industry in the fight against coronavirus.
Factories are still producing but wait times are up, early evidence suggests.
Some $425 million-worth of goods become stranded every day the blockades continue, an exporters' group says.