A Canadian CF-18 Hornet aircraft being prepared for a mission during Operation Impact, which included air strikes in Syria and Iraq. The debate over replacing Canada's aging CF-18 fleet is one of the major discussion points in the aerospace field on Parliament Hill.
Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence
Canada’s aerospace industry has come a long way since its early days. Our government will continue to work as a partner to this vital sector because judging by our past and our present, the future will be incredible.
Industry advocates say Ottawa is taking a new approach to innovation that is less sector-specific and more focused on outcomes, which the technology- and collaboration-hungry aerospace industry is prepared to work with.
The Liberals’ defence policy review was 'heavy with rhetoric' but in the nearly six months since its unveiling, the 'government has not taken any concrete actions to strengthen Canada’s role in NORAD,' says Conservative MP James Bezan.
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