OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Defence and
Security Industries (CADSI) welcomes the federal government's continued
progress towards a more strategic way of conducting defence
procurement, as reported by Steven Chase of the Globe and Mail.
CADSI is a strong proponent of a Defence Procurement Strategy for Canada
that will ensure Canadian troops get the right equipment they need
while creating high-value jobs in Canada and building domestic
industrial capability and capacity for the future. CADSI's
recommendations for a Defence Procurement Strategy would also serve to
strengthen Canadian security and sovereignty, while ensuring better
outcomes and greater efficiencies in the procurement process.
"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 is the voice of Canada's defence and security industries. CADSI
represent 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
For more information on CADSI visit: https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI)
For further information:
Tim Page, President, CADSI
613-235-5337 x 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org