Harper Government invests in new surveillance and targeting technology that will support Canada's defence, security and public safety
March 23, 2015 – Burlington, Ontario – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today announced an important investment that will help keep Canadians safe. Minister Moore made the announcement at L-3 WESCAM headquarters in Burlington, Ontario, where he was joined by representatives from partner suppliers and universities. This meaningful investment in the company will support its R&D of new high-tech air, land and sea surveillance cameras and sensors that are essential to Canada's defence, security, and search and rescue operations.
The Harper Government's investment will lead to the creation of new high-paying, high-tech jobs across southern Ontario's defence manufacturing supply chain, in addition to maintaining 200 existing positions in Burlington and Don Mills.
WESCAM will invest $2 million in collaborating with Canadian universities and colleges to help train Canada's future security and defence technology workforce.
The company will partner with over 60 suppliers from across Ontario for this project.
Office of the Minister of Industry