AIAC reaction to the 2012 federal budget

March 30, 2012

Ottawa (Ontario), AIAC and its member companies are pleased with the overall support in yesterday’s federal budget for research and development, as well as those measures that will enhance the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The AIAC thoroughly supports the government’s commitment to measures promoting a healthy fiscal environment and strong economic fundamentals.

“We applaud any measures that will help Canada’s aerospace sector to continue to create investment opportunities and high-level jobs for Canadians,” said David Schellenberg, Chairman of AIAC. “The budget’s support for R&D and competitiveness, especially through the Centres of Excellence and the Industrial Research Assistance Program, certainly achieves this.”