What’s Canada Buying? August 14, 2012
- “The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, joined by the Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, …. announced a major investment for infrastructure and remediation work at 5 Wing Goose Bay. The Minister announced two wing infrastructure improvement projects and 10 contract awards for remediation activities as part of the Goose Bay Remediation Project (GBRP) …. Since the Second World War, 5 Wing Goose Bay has had a continuous international military presence. Infrastructure improvements include airfield concrete repairs and roof repairs to Building 354, for an investment of over CAN$2 million …. The GBRP is part of a larger Government of Canada initiative to assess and remediate federal contaminated sites. The 10 contracts awarded under the GBRP include fence installation, fuel recovery, upgrades to a fuel transfer area, soil and site remediation, environmental drilling, risk assessment, and survey work ….” – more details in the Backgrounder here, and the media here.
- “British Columbia’s aerospace industry, which has seen considerable growth over the past 10 years, could see even sharper growth in the coming decade. But stakeholders who gathered at the Abbotsford Air Show last week say several factors could determine the extent of that growth, particularly the need for ramped-up research and development, a greater commitment to industry training and increased productivity. Other factors considered critical to the province’s aerospace future include Ottawa’s commitment to its politically controversial decision to purchase 65 F-35 fighter jets, and the ability of local companies to continue homing in on specific niches that complement the high-growth global aerospace industry ….”