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Windsor's Mayor Compared Trump Keeping Masks In The U.S. To People Hoarding Toilet Paper

What a hilarious comparison!
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Windsor Mayor Compared Trump Keeping Masks In The U.S. To Toilet Paper Hoarding

Remember the sights of people were buying packages upon packages of toilet paper because of COVID-19 panic? Well, the Windsor mayor compared Donald Trump keeping N95 masks in the U.S. to people hoarding toilet paper. That paints a hilarious picture.

On April 4, Drew Dilkens, the mayor of Windsor, spoke to CBC News about the situation surrounding exporting masks from the U.S. to Canada.

During the conversation with Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos, Dilkens bluntly addressed the U.S. President's decision to tell a manufacturer to not export N95 masks to Canada.

"Trump's behaviour here is not dissimilar to all those people who were hoarding toilet paper. It just has the power to be much more dangerous and much more deadly," Dilkens said.

He noted that 2,000 to 3,000 people cross the border from Windsor to Detroit every day to work in hospitals and health care facilities there.

"If there's some sort of further restriction, if this relationship becomes more difficult because of what I would classify as an inhumane type decision, certainly an immoral decision, you will have entire hospitals in Detroit that have to close down," he said.

Dilkens has spoken with the mayor of Detroit and with CEOs of hospitals there as well about this situation and noted that they all have good relationships with each other.

"The game that's being played is deadly and dangerous," he also said.

Dilkens, who didn't have the kindest of words for Trump, had some nice things to say about Trudeau.

"I'm glad to see the Prime Minister saying that he's going to continue to make sure that Canada does what's right in the circumstances and make sure we don't show and demonstrate that same type of behaviour that we're getting," he said.

He also mentioned that Trudeau is showing a lot of constraint and great leadership during such an important time.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau said in a press conference that "the U.S. will be hurting itself" just as Canada will be hurting if the flow of goods and services across the border is interrupted.

The Prime Minister is also going to be talking with Trump in the coming days as the two governments continue with conversations about this issue.

Trump's administration previously told 3M to stop exporting N95 masks to Canada and instead keep them in America.

The manufacturer said that there would be "significant humanitarian implications of ceasing respirator supplies to healthcare workers in Canada" because they are a critical supplier of those respirators.

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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