Annex C—Quotes—National Shipbuilding Strategy: 2016 annual report

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The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) project is a great opportunity for Thales in Canada to secure high-skilled jobs on both the west and the east coasts. Our new maritime lab that we recently unveiled in Ottawa embodies our value proposition as innovative systems integrator and our exceptional capabilities that will benefit future projects.

Dale Potter, Vice President, Defence Mission Systems

Bluedrop is proud to be part of this important project [Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships] for Canada. Our state-of-the-art virtual training and simulation centre here in Halifax is the only facility of its kind in Canada and will ensure our Navy is trained to manage their future fleet.

Jean-Claude Siew, Vice-President, Technology and Simulation, Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Shipbuilding has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion for welding, setting a positive example for my daughter and other women who want to pursue a career in trades.

Vicki Berg, Welder, Irving Shipyards

Having a stable career that keeps me in Nova Scotia with my family means the world to me. I am so happy to have the opportunity to watch my little girl grow each and every day.

Dale Boudreau, Fabricator, Irving Shipyards

Shipbuilding has provided me with the opportunity to complete the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program at the University of British Columbia.

Corey Lutes, Liaison Engineer, Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards

The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) has given me a lot of confidence. My day consists of working together with a diverse range of individuals, all with the same goal of delivering great ships on time!

Kendall Trout, Steel Fitter Apprentice, Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards

A very large opportunity is the shipbuilding contract, which has the potential to transform the region for many years to come. It's a great feeling to contribute to retaining and attracting high-tech talent to Halifax.

Jordan Kyriakidis, President and Chief Executive Officer of QRA Corp.

We very much appreciate this contract, that we were chosen. It means a great deal to us … It will give us and our employees some more security ... I'm very proud of the group we have here.

Manfred Kanter Jr., President of Kanter Marine Inc.

Our Lockheed Martin Canada team is proud of our longstanding support to the Royal Canadian Navy for more than three decades on the most successful naval projects in Canada’s history, from the Canadian Patrol Frigate project of the mid-‘80s to the Halifax Class Modernization project of today.

Rosemary Chapdelaine, Vice-President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada, Rotary and Mission Systems

Ideal Welders Ltd. is pleased to be involved in the process of rebuilding the shipbuilding industry in Canada via the National Shipbuilding program. We hope to build our participation in this program to become competitive on a global basis in the shipbuilding industry.

Dale Hamill, Vice-President, Operations, Ideal Welders Ltd.

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