Media Advisory - Conference Board's Deputy Chief Economist to Discuss Economic Impacts of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Frigate Shipbuilding Activities: CANSEC 2017

OTTAWA, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada's Deputy Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes, will present initial findings on the economic impact of Irving Shipyard's Artic Offshore Patrol Frigates shipbuilding project at CANSEC 2017 on May 31, 2017.

These high-level findings will inform an upcoming Conference Board briefing examining the impact of the shipbuilding project on a range of economic indicators. These include investments being made in Canada as a result of both the shipyard's modernization and the building of the vessels, their impact on Canada's gross domestic product and jobs created or supported prior to and during the core building phase.

When: May 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET       

Where: Ernst and Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario      

Who: Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada

On-site media accreditation is required.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: Natasha Jamieson, Communications Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail: or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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