(Originally published in the April 2012 issue of the Nova Scotia Business Journal - "Aerospace & Defence" special advertising feature)
On February 27, Ottawa officially launched the Review of Aerospace and Space Programs and Policies.
“The Harper Government is focusing on what matters to Canadians — job creation and economic growth,” says Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry. “Canadian aerospace and space sectors are leaders in their fields, and our government wants to ensure that they continue to create quality jobs across the country today and in the future. This comprehensive review will examine how we can maximize our efforts, together with industry, to sustain Canada's leadership position.”
The review will explore how government, industry and other key stakeholders can address the key issues facing the aerospace and space sectors, such as innovation, market access and development, skills development, procurement, and supplier development.
David L. Emerson, P.C., O.B.C., will lead the review, with the assistance of a three-member advisory council, and will report his findings to the minister of industry later this year.
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