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CADSI Extends Support and Expertise to Canada’s Defence Review

Ottawa, 6 April 2016 – Christyn Cianfarani, President of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today issued the following statement regarding Canada’s Defence Review:

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) welcomes the launch of Canada’s Defence Review and looks forward to being consulted by the Minister of Defence's advisory panel. Our 1,000 member companies are an important part of the solution with global expertise to contribute.

The ability of the Government and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to effectively implement Canada’s new defence policy is dependent on procuring the equipment and services the CAF needs to carry out its missions. Improving the process of defence procurement is therefore an essential part of developing an effective defence policy. 

Canada’s defence industry has unsurpassed knowledge and expertise in procurement. We work with the system in Canada and across the world every day and at every level. We can speak to practical improvements to procurement to ensure the efficacy of a new defence policy developed through the Defence Review.

Our industry plays an essential role in our nation’s security and sovereignty by ensuring ongoing readiness of existing and building new capabilities with world class, innovative technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The Canadian defence industry and Canada’s defence policy are interdependent and need to be considered as such in the Defence Review.   

About CADSI

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of nearly 1,000 Canadian defence and security companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries employ more than 109,000 Canadians and generate $12.6 billion in annual revenues, roughly 50 per cent of which come from exports. To learn more, visit www.defenceandsecurity.ca and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada.

 

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Posted 2016-04-06
Last Modified 2016-04-06 14:26