Canada is about to lose more than 50,000 products that are essential for cleaning up after a major earthquake, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday.
The country will soon begin replacing the supplies with a new online service to offer customers a way to get the products at a lower price, which will help reduce the need for supplies.
Trudeau said that “our citizens have been left out” of the process of getting the products.
The government expects to have at least 50,500 cleaning supplies delivered to homes and businesses by the end of 2019.
“These are not just household items that we throw away, these are essential goods for our economy, for our people,” Trudeau said in a statement.
“We have no choice.
We must ensure that our communities have access to these goods.”
The government said it will pay for the replacement of up to 5,800 cleaning supplies that were manufactured by the Canadian company Lidl Canada.
The new service, called LidLift, is designed to allow consumers to order online and receive the goods when they are ready.
The service will offer customers an instant, automated delivery, with no middlemen or shipping fees.
It will also allow customers to shop for cleaning supplies online.
The Canadian government is spending $100 million to purchase Lid Lifts to help replace products that have been damaged by earthquakes.
Lid, a manufacturer of the Lid and Lid Express cleaning products, said Monday that it expects to purchase up to 6,500 products over the next three years.
Trudeau announced the service on his first day in office in April.
“For the people who have lost their jobs, for the people whose livelihoods have been destroyed, and for the families that lost loved ones, we are determined to rebuild the nation and build a better future for our country,” Trudeau told a news conference.
He said that Canada will spend more than $300 million to rebuild infrastructure and increase the number of jobs in its cities.
The Liberals have made restoring infrastructure a priority, and they have also pledged to spend billions to expand education and jobs opportunities.
The prime minister said he is also committed to fighting climate change, which is one of the reasons the government is investing $100 billion to help Canada meet its commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Trudeau pledged to invest $1.2 billion to fund projects that would bring jobs to Canada and create new jobs.
The U.S. is among other countries that have said they will be making changes to their energy systems to avoid damaging the planet.
The president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Doug Porter, said he hopes Canada will take a similar approach to the earthquakes.
“Canada has a lot of infrastructure to deal with and it’s not necessarily something that’s just going to fall apart and get replaced, but we’re trying to build things that are going to last, not get rebuilt,” Porter said.
Porter said he was optimistic that Canada would be able to continue with the initiative.
“The earthquake is the first time I’ve been able to think about that,” Porter told the CBC.
“I think it’s important for the U.K. to do the same.
It’s also important for us to do something that helps people.”