CADSI applauds Feds’ defence/security procurement strategy
By Canadian SecurityNews Public Sector
In a press release issued by the organization, The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) "strongly endorses the federal government's commitment to create and implement a defence procurement strategy" as laid out in the recent federal budget.
CADSI president Tim Page said, “Military procurement is the largest single area of discretionary spending the government has. The Government is boldly seizing the opportunity this spending represents to create jobs, especially high-end manufacturing jobs, in the Canadian defence and security sector. This is an important step forward, putting Canada on a similar footing to other highly industrialized countries with clear strategies to promote their defence and security sectors.”
CADSI represents more than 950 member companies who contribute to Canada’s national defence and security. According to CADSI, the sector employs 109,000 Canadians and generated more than $12.6 billion for the Canadian economy in 2011.
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