Canada-first defence procurement encouraged by industry
Tuesday September 25th 2012 - CADSI
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has welcomed news that the federal government may be seeking a “Canada-first” military procurement strategy that would see domestic production favoured for defence contracts.
"With a number of significant military procurements in the federal government's pipeline, it is important to work quickly to ensure Canadian industry is employed strategically and in a meaningful way," said Tim Page, President of CADSI. "We know what the defence and security sector can accomplish, in terms of creating jobs, stimulating the economy, driving innovation and contributing to Canadian export success. We can realize this potential when and as the government implements a defence procurement strategy that capitalizes on Canada's key industrial capabilities and helps to nurture capabilities of strategic value to Canada's future."
CADSI represents over 900 member companies who are essential contributors to Canada's national defence and security. The sectors employs 109,000 Canadians and generated over $12.6 billion dollars to the Canadian economy in 2011.
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