SAINT-LAURENT, QC, April 3, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - In response to calls from the federal and provincial governments, particularly in connection with Canada's Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, Saint-Laurent companies are moving into action. Saint-Laurent, in collaboration with Développement économique Saint-Laurent, is calling on businesses and manufacturers on its territory to contribute even more to this fight. More than 30 Saint-Laurent companies have already offered their help. Some have been identified as essential services, while others have even adjusted their production lines. to avoid shortages of indispensable medical equipment: masks, ventilators, gowns, etc. (See list in the appendix below.)
At the same time, the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Saint-Laurent Mont-Royal has partnered with the Fédération des Chambres de commerce du Québec for the province's local shopping campaign: J'achète bleu. A similar campaign was launched by the Saint-Laurent association Quartier D to support merchants and restaurants on Boulevard Décarie who are still able to offer their products for delivery or take-out.
"At the present time, our top priority is to ensure Saint-Laurent residents' safety and health by limiting the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. Our teams and all our efforts are being mobilized to achieve this objective. Seventy percent of our territory is devoted to industrial and commercial activities, with 4500 businesses and 110,000 jobs. That's why we are proud to see all the efforts already made by our economic organizations and businesses to stem the spread of the virus as well as to support all the businesses and companies that are still active. All together, we will overcome these tough times!"
Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent
Appendix – List of Saint-Laurent companies contributing to the fight against COVID-19
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
For further information: Source: Marc-Olivier Fritsch, chargé de communications, Direction d'arrondissement, Division des communications et des relations avec les citoyens, 514 855-6000, ext. 4342 - [email protected]; Information: Marc-Olivier Fritsch, chargé de communications, Media lines: 438 368-3318 or 514 825-6231, [email protected]