Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

May 28, 2015 13:30 ET

Minister Finley Addresses Defence and Security Industries at CANSEC 2015

Defence Procurement Strategy in Action-Creating Jobs and Generating Economic Growth

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - Public Works and Government Services Canada

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, addressed representatives of the defence and security industries at CANSEC 2015.

Minister Finley talked about the Defence Procurement Strategy and how it is being implemented in the case of the Canadian Surface Combatant project. The Minister also talked about upcoming procurement milestones and highlighted Economic Action Plan 2015's commitment to increase the analytical capacity needed to support the Defence Procurement Strategy.

Additionally, the Minister announced that there will be no user fee for the Controlled Goods Program this year.

Quick Facts

  • The Defence Procurement Strategy has three key objectives: delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner; leveraging purchases of defence equipment to create jobs and economic growth in Canada; and streamlining defence procurement processes.
  • Economic Action Plan 2015 announced $2.5 million in annual funding to increase the analytical capacity needed to support the Defence Procurement Strategy, starting in 2016ΓÇÆ2017.

Quotes

"I am pleased to be back at CANSEC to talk about how we are putting our Defence Procurement Strategy into action. Our Strategy aims to deliver the right equipment at the right price while creating jobs, growth, and long-term economic prosperity here in Canada."

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

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Defence Procurement Strategy

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
    819-997-5421

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