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The truth about your lifesaving PPE

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The truth about your lifesaving PPE

1 year ago
Duration 22:30
A months-long overseas hidden camera investigation reveals conditions likened to "modern slavery" inside factories making our lifesaving products.

Where does Canada get its personal protective equipment from?

Surgical or disposable gloves are crucial for health-care workers and preventing the spread of COVID-19. But a hidden camera investigation shows the people who make these lifesaving products in overseas factories are often working in "appalling" and dangerous conditions. We uncover that the Canadian government has not been doing enough to stop the importation of PPE from manufacturers suspected of forced labour and human rights abuses.

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Company statements

After our January 15th broadcast, Top Glove responded with an additional statement:

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