Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

October 09, 2013 15:40 ET

Harper Government Affirms Support for Saskatchewan Aerospace and Defence Sector

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 9, 2013) - Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, addressed the Saskatchewan Aerospace and Defence Opportunities Forum regarding the opportunities available for Saskatchewan companies to advance their businesses in these important sectors.

"Through our Government's Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy, we are ensuring that Canadian companies have access to high quality business opportunities by leveraging Canada's military procurements," said Minister Rempel. "Today's forum will position Saskatchewan companies to capitalize on the many opportunities available in these sectors."

WD has made significant investments in projects and initiatives that support Western Canada's aerospace, defence and, shipbuilding industries. These investments have improved the technology and equipment in these sectors by making them safer and more productive, resulting in new opportunities, jobs, and training and research benefits for industry across the West.

The Saskatchewan Aerospace and Defence Opportunities Forum provides western Canadian aerospace, defence, security and marine companies the opportunity to establish new relationships and pursue new business ventures. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Economy partnered with the Saskatchewan Aviation Council to host this event.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

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Contact Information

  • Emily Goucher
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification

    WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
    Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-877-303-3388
    WD is online at www.wd-deo.gc.ca