Reshoring Canada: New Organization to Advocate for Canadian Supply Chain Modernization and Resiliency
OTTAWA, Ontario – Recently, a group of former parliamentarians announced they are forming a new organization called Reshoring Canada. This non-partisan advocacy organization is designed to promote a modern, secure, and less risky supply chain.
“The pandemic has exposed risk in our supply chains, a place where we didn’t know to look. This will make way to find solutions for our people and our economy,” said Hon. Tony Clement, former federal Industry Minister and Co-Chair of this initiative.
“Canada cannot rely on friendly neighbours or business savvy executives to make our supply chains work. The threat is real, and it’s coming from unforeseen directions,” said Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Co-Chair of this initiative.
“New risks in our supply chain are national, coast to coast to coast, issues,” says Brian Storseth, former Alberta parliamentarian and Co-Founder of this group. “This impacts every sector from oil and gas, to mining, to manufacturing, to food
Reshoring Canada will analyze and offer solutions to key stakeholders that can make changes to support our industries and secure jobs. Its first order of business will be to move from anecdotal evidence of risk to hard data. With the help of key industry associations like the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association and Ontario Mining Association, Reshoring Canada will be reaching out to businesses across the country to solidify the kind of data required to make substantial recommendations to government and other key stakeholders.
Businesses and interested stakeholders are encouraged to visit our website and sign up to participate.
Taking back Supply chain security
When Harry Moser began the Reshoring Initiative in the U.S., there was a belief that a rising tide raises all boats. Reshoring Canada also hopes to positively affect current trade deals and the CUSMA partnerships. Dennis Darby, president/CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), has stated, “Canada, Mexico, and the United States don’t trade with each other anymore – we build things together,” and this is what Reshoring Canada aims to help with.
Reshoring Canada plans to aid key stakeholders who can make changes that support Canadian industries and secure jobs. Its first order of business is moving from anecdotal evidence of risk to hard data.
The organization recently launched its first countrywide survey to identify supply chain challenges faced by industry partners in several sectors of the Canadian economy. Several Canadian industry associations are assisting by surveying their members, which will lead to more targeted and concrete data.
With the help of these key industry associations, Reshoring Canada will be able to solidify the kind of data required to make substantial recommendations to the government and other key stakeholders.
Companies that are interested in participating in the survey can visit reshoringcanada.ca/supplychainsurvey. For further information, contact:
Hon. Tony Clement – 613-762-3429 | Sandra Pupatello – 416-571-4335