Controversies involving the government's multibillion-dollar shipbuilding program and the search for the next fleet of fighter jets continue to give contractors headaches.
Hundreds of exhibitors are expected to showcase their latest offerings at Canada's largest defence and security trade show, CANSEC, this week at Ottawa's EY Centre. Last year's edition, pictured, brought out more than 300 exhibitors, according to organizers. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Lingering controversies over the multibillion naval shipbuilding scheme and the planned purchase of new fighter jets will loom prominently over the country’s largest defence trade show, set for later this week in Ottawa.
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