AIAC Calls On All Political Parties to Work Together to Implement Vision 2025 RecommendationsOctober 22, 2019
OTTAWA (ONTARIO), October 22, 2019 – Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industry of Canada (AIAC) today called upon all political parties to work together to implement all of the Vision 2025 recommendations:
“On behalf of the members of AIAC, I offer my sincere congratulations to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal team on their re-election. We also acknowledge and appreciate the hard work of all candidates, from all parties, for their commitment to serving their communities and supporting aerospace.
“We look forward to working with all parties in the 43rd session of Parliament, and indeed all levels of government across this country, as we work to protect and grow the nearly 215,000 well-paying aerospace jobs in every region of this country. We’re in the process of establishing an all-party aerospace caucus as an additional avenue of continued engagement in this minority parliament.
“AIAC thanks all of the parties for their commitment to support aerospace and the key areas identified for increased government and industry collaboration. Over the past year, thousands of people have been part of our initiative attending our Vision 2025 engagement days. With representation from unions, colleges, universities, premiers, provincial and federal ministers and more, we’ve clearly heard the call for a new approach to Canadian aerospace growth because Canada’s hard fought position as a leader is at risk.
“With Vision 2025’s ‘Charting a New Course’ report as our roadmap, we will ensure Canada remains a global aerospace champion able to seize the opportunities and global challenges that come with this rapidly growing industry.”
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 nearly $25B to the economy in GDP, exports 75% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 215,000 Canadians.