OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - "Today's report by the Auditor-General on
the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is a timely and helpful
reminder of the important decision made by the Government to build
naval and coast guard vessels in Canada," said Tim Page, president of
the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).
"The shipbuilding strategy is the right approach for the right reasons,
particularly in a time of global instability and turbulent economic
times," said Page. "This long-term vision and commitment is good for
our national security, and it is good for our sovereignty. It is
intended to meet Canada's vital need for new ships, could support up to
15,000 high-quality jobs in Canada and create leading technologies
including for export markets. Importantly, it will provide economic
benefits across the country over several decades of work on fleet
production and sustainment."
"We look forward to reflecting carefully on the Auditor-General's report
in full," said Page.
CADSI is the national voice of Canada's defence and security industries,
a sector that employs 109,000 Canadians and generated more than 12.6
billion dollars for our economy in 2011.
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SOURCE: Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI)
For further information:
Brett Boudreau, Director of Communication and Marketing
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries
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