Min Harjit S. Sajjan:
Good day to all of you, bonjour à tous.
The people serving in the Canadian Armed Forces take great pride in their uniform and everything it represents.
From the moment they wear it for the first time to their last day of service, the uniform is a visible reminder of their commitment to serve Canadians at home and abroad.
No matter where they are, our people in uniform promote Canadian values, defend our sovereignty, and protect us from harm…
They deserve to be well equipped to do the important work we ask of them…
And that starts with the right clothing and footwear.
When we equip our people, we also want to make sure that we support local businesses to create well paying, middle class jobs.
That’s why today, we are announcing that Logistik Unicorp of Saint-Jean, Quebec, will be providing clothing and footwear to our people in uniform.
We’re proud to be able to say that this clothing for our members, will be made at the highest ethical standards right here in Canada.
This local company will supply about 1,400 items to more than 160,000 people, including Regular and Reserve Force members; our Canadian Rangers, Junior Rangers and Cadets; and our military police and firefighters.
Over the course of the contract, up to $2.7 billion dollars will be invested right here in Canada and hundreds of families working for Logistik Unicorp and our textile industry will be supported over decades.
I want to sincerely thank the company’s staff and the entire supply chain for their vital work they do to help the Canadian Armed Forces and those who serve.
Thank you. Merci beaucoup.
On behalf of the entire Logistik Unicorp team, I wish to thank the Department of National Defence for entrusting our company with the Non-Operational Clothing and Footwear Contract.
The NOCFC builds upon our 25 years as the Managed Clothing Solutions provider for the Canadian Armed Forces. It renews the framework in which we work side-by-side with the Government to transform the Forces’ uniform programs.
This shared vision has streamlined the management of uniforms, and delivers measurable efficiencies to Canada along with a high level of service for military members.
The NOCFC provides the Canadian textile and clothing industry with long-term assurance of future investment and growth. It allows Logistik Unicorp to reaffirm its commitment to innovation for the Canadian Armed Forces into the future.
We are honoured to accept the challenge.