Ontario and Quebec Call for Level Playing Field for Canadian Companies

A Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140M Aurora takes off on a training mission from Marine Corps Base Hawaii during the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on July 15, 2014. Photo: Sgt Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera Un CP140M Aurora de l'Aviation royale canadienne décolle de la base Hawaii du Corps des Marines pour prendre part à une mission d’entraînement, le 15 juillet 2014, dans le cadre de l’exercice Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Photo : Sgt Matthew McGregor, Caméra de combat des Forces canadiennes IS2014-1032-02

“Last year, the federal government called for information to replace its fleet of CP-140 aircraft. While Canadian manufacturers are stepping up and have responded to their call, the federal government continues to signal its intent to lock these companies and workers out of its procurement process.

That’s why we are renewing our call to the federal government to allow for an open and fair procurement process that allows Canadian companies to compete. Should the federal government maintain its intention to grant a sole-source contract, we’re calling on the House of Commons to request that the Parliamentary Budget Officer review the costs and consequences related to this decision.

We understand that all governments need to be able to deliver on their priorities while ensuring the best value for taxpayer dollars. Allowing Canadian companies and their workers every opportunity to compete only supports this goal.”

SOURCE: Province of Ontario

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