STATEMENT BY AIAC ON THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONESeptember 23, 2020
OTTAWA (ONTARIO), Sept. 23, 2020 – Jim Quick, President & CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, today issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s Speech from the Throne, marking the start of a new session of Parliament:
“Today’s Speech from the Throne was focused on the immediate responses to the COVID19 pandemic and we acknowledge the government’s willingness for sector specific supports for industries hardest hit. It is no surprise that Canada’s aerospace sector has been disproportionately affected by the COVID19 pandemic.
“The Government has a willing partner in Canada’s aerospace industries, which represents 215,000 workers, to work together in order to support the economic recovery in a sustainable manner and Canada’s aerospace sector is looking forward to this fall’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.
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.
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