Government of Canada

Government of Canada

May 30, 2012 13:15 ET

Canada's Way Forward in Improving and Leveraging Procurement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Speaking at the annual defence and security industries' CANSEC conference, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today highlighted how Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is working on improving and leveraging procurement to benefit Canadian industry and the Canadian economy.

"Our Government is committed to improving procurement, in consultation with Canadian industries, so that we can maximize job creation, support Canadian innovation and bolster economic growth across the country," Minister Ambrose told industry leaders. "The Government of Canada is changing the way it does business by trying to drive innovation and investment in the Canadian economy."

As the host of CANSEC, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the voice for the Canadian defence and security industries. The Association exists to strengthen the relationship and dialogue between government and our industries and to maximize the contribution its members can make to national defence and security. As the primary advocate for the defence and security industries, CADSI represents the interests of industry to governments, politicians, the media, special interest groups, opinion leaders, and the public.

PWGSC is continuously improving and updating its procurement processes to engage suppliers, to leverage government procurement and to better govern large and complex procurements.

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Contact Information

  • Michelle Bakos
    Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-956-2315