AIAC Statement: Industry Minister James Moore Will Not Run In Upcoming Election

June 19, 2015

Ottawa (Ontario) – Today Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), issued the following statement in response to theannouncement by federal Industry Minister James Moore that he will not be running in the upcoming federal election:

On behalf of the Board and members of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, I would like to thank Minister Moore for his years of service to Canadians.

As Minister of Industry, Minister Moore has been a tireless advocate for the Canadian aerospace and space industry. His leadership in introducing key initiatives that support technology demonstration, collaborative research and development, supplier development, and the Canadian space program has been essential to strengthening our ability to innovate, grow and compete at home and abroad.

Minister Moore’s willingness to listen and engage with AIAC and our members has set the tone for the spirit of partnership and collaboration that we have developed with government over the past few years, and we sincerely thank him for his support. We extend our very best wishes to the Minister as he leaves politics, and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

About AIAC:
AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector. As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes over $29B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 180,000 Canadians.


For information:
Kristen VanderHoek
Director of Communications
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
613 232-4297 x225