Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

August 07, 2014 17:00 ET

Minister Rempel Attends the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo

ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 7, 2014) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, provided remarks at the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE).

Kicking off a panel discussion on The Competitiveness of Canadian Suppliers, Minister Rempel discussed the importance of trade and investment in western Canada's aerospace, defence and security industries, and its economic impacts in the West. Minister Rempel also used the opportunity to highlight the ways that the Harper Government has supported the growth of Canada's aerospace sector.

Quick Facts

  • Western Canada's aerospace sector employs approximately 27,000 people, generating $4.5 billion in annual revenues.
  • AIAC represents 700 Canadian aerospace manufacturing and service companies, with 77 based on western Canada.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to strengthening our world-class aerospace and defence industries, which generate new opportunities for high-value jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. The 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo will provide western Canadian companies with exposure to new markets which help grow and strengthen the industry."

- The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

"The Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo has quickly become an important venue to showcase western Canadian aerospace, defence and security capabilities. Western Economic Diversification Canada's support will contribute to realizing the job creation potential of this important sector."

- Jay Teichroeb, Vice President Pacific, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

Additional Links

- WD investment in the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada: http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14726.asp

- Previous WD funding for the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo: http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14777.asp

- Trade and investment opportunities in Western Canada: http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/97.asp

- Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo website: http://www.adse.ca/

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Contact Information

  • Emily Goucher
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification
    613-668-2903
    emily.goucher@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Jaime Burke
    Manager of Communications
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    604-666-1318
    jaime.burke@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Jay Teichroeb
    Vice President Pacific
    Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
    604-557-2114
    jteichroeb@aiac.ca

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