Essential Businesses Need Border Mobility: Reko International Group Inc. | Mar 30, 2021

I discovered further proof of the need to allow essential business to continue cross border when I visited Reko International Group Inc. in Lakeshore today.

This state of the art advanced manufacturing building was looking to get the buy-in of an international customer for phase 2 and phase 3 of their current contract but the representative coming to check the work and negotiate was turned away at the border. Why are truck drivers coming back and forth on a daily basis but representatives that will help ensure the future of manufacturing turned away?

Manufacturers are more than willing to ensure that health protocols are adhered to while representatives make their visits. If things don’t change this will cost our area millions of dollars that will go to other manufacturers in the US or Mexico!

Thank you to REKO’s CEO, Diana Reko, and, CFO, Catia Longo, for the insightful meeting and tour of your amazing facilities!

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office