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Policy Briefing: Aerospace
Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, pictured in this file photo. The Hill Times Photo by Jake Wright

Public Services manages $18-billion in procurement every year

The department is evaluating bids, and plans to award the contract to replace the aging fixed-wing planes soon, Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote told the Canadian Aerospace Summit recently.
Feature|Denis Calnan
'The biggest elephant in the room when it comes to the Canadian space program is that Canada funds its space program at a rather lower rate than all the other developed countries in the world,' says Gedex technology chief Kieran Carroll.
Since making their ill-advised campaign promise, the Liberals have mishandled this file. Rather than punting the decision five years down the road, the prime minister should immediately launch an open, fair, and transparent competition for the entire fleet of fighter jets.
As elected officials, it is our responsibility to equip and properly support those who serve. While the government is focused on fighter jet procurement, it is important to balance that pressing need with the other capital investments that are required to maintain the capability of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Feature|Rachel Aiello
What the top political industry critics and portfolio-holders have to say about the Canadian aerospace sector.
The single-aisle aircraft is ‘a real game-changer’ for the industry, says Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains.

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