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Feds designate $300,000 for Canadian aerospace

Aug. 19, 2011, Ottawa - The aerospace industry is getting almost $300,000 from the federal government to help marketing efforts abroad, International Trade Minister Ed Fast said Thursday.


August 19, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The money comes from the Global Opportunities for Associations fund, a $2.7-million pot of cash for national associations to take on new work or expand their work overseas.

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, the Air Transport Association of Canada, the Canadian Business Aviation Association and the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries received the funding announced Thursday.

Another 34 associations have received money from the fund, including the Canadian Independent Music Association, the Fur Council of Canada and the Specialty Vehicles and Transportation Equipment Manufacturers’ Association.

Fast made the announcement at Bombardier Aerospace headquarters in Dorval, Que.

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