Montreal

Quebec to spend $250M in aerospace sector

Premier Philippe Couillard says he expects the funding to generate up to $2.8 billion in private investment that he believes will help the industry expand further into the security and defence sectors.

Move aims to attract more foreign aerospace companies to invest in the province

Quebec's aerospace industry includes roughly 190 companies that employ about 40,000 people and have annual sales of $15.5 billion. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

Quebec is announcing it will invest $250 million over five years to help diversify the province's aerospace sector.

Premier Philippe Couillard made the announcement today at an aeronautics school south of Montreal.

Couillard says he expects the funding to generate up to $2.8 billion in private investment that he believes will help the industry expand further into the security and defence sectors.

He says he hopes the money will also attract more foreign aerospace companies to invest in the province.

Couillard adds the government money will help small- and medium-sized business with foreign acquisitions.

Quebec's aerospace industry includes roughly 190 companies that employ about 40,000 people and have annual sales of $15.5 billion.

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