Talk about doing a 180. Canadian Tire face masks are now being donated to health care workers after the retailer was criticized for still having them on shelves and a store was caught selling them for $50. Gloves and hand sanitizer are also being donated along with the masks.\nThe retailer announced on April 9 that it is donating all of its remaining supply of N95 and ASTM certified face masks to frontline health care workers after stopping sales of them in-store and online.\nThe supply chain is also being made available to the health care industry so that personal protective equipment products can be sent across the country.\n"With such a large national footprint in communities across Canada, and the backing of our family of companies, we are in a unique position to provide frontline and community workers with products that will help keep them safe and effective on the job," said Greg Hicks, president and CEO of the Canadian Tire Corporation, in a news release.\nIn that release, the retailer said it had stopped replenishing N95 masks in all of its stores a few weeks earlier.\nAlso, Canadian Tire Associate Dealers have already donated 160,000 masks, 164,000 pairs of gloves and 20,000 litres of hand sanitizers to local health care and community organizations.\nThe retailer had initially come under fire just a few days earlier after images started circulating on social media of a store in B.C. selling a pack of disposable masks for $49.99.\nView this post on Instagram Canadian Tire locations across Ontario have been deemed nonessential (along with a handful of other big box stores) leaving them with no choice but to close their doors to foot traffic and offering “curbside pickup”. On a Monday at 5:00 pm, this parking lot was virtually empty, except for the 3 cars waiting for their curbside pick up. Strange Times! #CanadianTire #Covid19 #Element #StayTheFuckHome #ShutteredStores #3L3M3NT #HondaElement #Honda #HondaCanada #OntarioElements #StrangeDays #StayWell #CurbsidePickUp #OnlineOnly #CoronaVirus #EmptyParkingLot 📸 #APicADay3662020 📸 97/366 #366PhotoChallenge #366Challenge #366Project #APhotoADay #Project366 #366DaysOfPhotos #DailyPhotoChallenge #PhotoChallenge2020 #InstaDaily A post shared by taraxlee (@taraxlee) on Apr 6, 2020 at 5:31pm PDT\nMultiple people reported seeing high prices for face masks and gloves at a Canadian Tire store in Vancouver.\nA dentist in the city told CTV News that selling these items "just seems so wrong, especially when the government has come out and said they’re trying to find these resources."\nEarlier on Twitter, some people also expressed their disdain for Canadian Tire still selling masks, especially at a high price.\nOne person tweeted that a good company would be donating masks to hospitals in Canada.\nAnother said, "What is with Canadian Tire?"\nA #healthcare #colleague sent this #photo to me from @CanadianTire asking me why these 😷 were not being donated to hospitals in 🇨🇦 where #first #responders and #frontline #workers are risking their lives to fight the #COVID19 #pandemic. That is what a good company would do. 🤷♀️🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/mYQB5m1jQc— Dr. Winson Cheung (@winsoncheung) April 4, 2020\nShame on you @CanadianTire 🖕🖕🖕 selling PPE for a high marked up profit!!! You're just as bad as the scalpers in parking lots who are selling masks!! 🤬 You!!! That's not a very 🇨🇦#Canadian 🇨🇦 thing to do!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!! #CorporateGreed @GovCanHealth @CanadianPM— Lara (@Lara32612503) April 7, 2020\nWhat is with Canadian Tire? This is the 2nd mask issue with them. They also were selling masks, claiming they were N95 but they were not, months ago. The government should seize all their equipment and dole it out. That is like a 500% mark up.https://t.co/nJuFhXwA28— Bruce McGonigal (@bruce_mcgonigal) April 6, 2020\nSo @CanadianTire is selling cheap as chips face masks for 50 bucks a box when they are regularly like 10 bucks or less tons of face shields that Healthcare workers desperately need and CHILDREN are making on their 3D printers as fast as they can and donating to the hospitals as— PhilDavis (@spfxhammer) April 9, 2020\nin Canada we have a retailer Canadian Tire. Just broadcasted that these money hungry assholes are selling hundreds of medical masks, visors, gloves & protective covers at inflamed prices. Our govt needs to shut these people down & confiscate this equipment for our health care!— christina (@bobndoug) April 7, 2020\nThe retailer previously had to apologize for selling masks that were mislabeled as N95 ones at one of its Toronto locations.\nCanadian Tire is also donating $1 million each to the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada along with up to $3 million in personal protective equipment and other essential products.