If the government is serious in its desire to sustain the aerospace, and defence aerospace industry, it must do so through a well-reasoned and resourced strategy.
The irony is that while defence aerospace has been a growing area internationally, Canada’s position has declined precipitously since the 1950s. At that time, it was competing against other major Western powers such as France and the U.K. on the international market. There are several factors behind the collapse, writes Richard Shimooka. Photograph courtesy Corporal Simon Arcand, Canadian Armed Forces