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Paddy O'Donnell: 'We urge the government redress the critical funding shortfall being faced by the Canadian Forces and it is also quite clear that there is a requirement for a defence industry policy framework '

The Canadian Defence Industries Association (CDIA) represents the interests of companies in Canada that provide products and services to Canadian and foreign defence departments. Currently, Canada's defence industry generates approximately $7-billion Canadian in annual revenue, supporting full or part-time employment for over 50,000 workers in all regions of Canada. About two-thirds of revenues are derived from the domestic defence market; the United States receives approximately 50 per cent of Canada's defence exports. The CDIA's principal representational emphasis is

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