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Leveraging Defence Procurement to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada

ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Public Works and Government Services Canada

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, delivered a keynote address today at the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo, organized by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Pacific. Minister Finley's remarks mainly focused on the progress that the Government is making, in close collaboration with industry, in implementing the Defence Procurement Strategy. She also reiterated the Government's commitment to working with industry to ensure that its purchases of defence equipment encourage research and development, innovation, job creation and economic growth.

Quick Facts


--  The Defence Procurement Strategy has three key objectives: delivering
    the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast
    Guard in a timely manner; leveraging our purchases of defence equipment
    to create jobs and economic growth in Canada; and streamlining defence
    procurement processes.
--  On June 16, 2014, the first edition of the Defence Acquisition Guide
    (DAG) was released. The DAG will help industry make investment and
    strategic partnering decisions aimed at enhancing opportunities to
    compete for possible purchases of military equipment and services.

Quotes

"Since the launch of Canada's new Defence Procurement Strategy, collaboration between our Government and industry to better leverage purchases has been unprecedented. Canada's defence industry has some of the best talent in the world, and I thank all of the participants who have contributed to the successful progress and implementation of the new Strategy so far."


The Honourable Diane Finley
Minister of Public Works and Government Services

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