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Partners in Economic Restart: A Fiscally Neutral Agenda Supported by Canada's Defence and Security Industries
As the Government of Canada seeks ideas and opportunities to drive growth, investment, and employment into the Canadian economy following the COVID-19 crisis, CADSI has proposed four key recommendations ahead of the 2021 Federal Budget. Our proposal, Partners in Economic Restart, shows that Canada’s defence and security companies can be key partners supporting national economic recovery and focuses on optimizing spending already booked into the government’s fiscal framework. These recommendations will not add to the government’s deficit.
With a proven track record for innovation, export-led growth, technological spin-offs, and a well-paid STEM-focused labour force, Canada’s defence and security industries stand ready to support the Canadian economy through COVID-19 and beyond.
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of more than 650 Canadian defence, security and cybersecurity companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contribute to the employment of more than 78,000 Canadians and generate $12.6 billion in annual revenues, roughly half of which come from exports. To learn more, visit defenceandsecurity.ca and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada .