Minister Launches $1.6-Billion Fund To Solve Defence and Security Challenges

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Minister Launches $1.6-Billion Fund To Solve Defence and Security Challenges

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announces the launch of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program aimed at dealing with defence and security threats. The federal government will invest $1.6 billion over the next 20 years to support the program, which will allow Canadians to submit proposals.

Joining the minister at the University of Calgary for the announcement and news conference are Rear-Admiral Darren Hawco, Assistant Deputy Minister Isabelle Desmartis and Canadian Global Affairs Institute President Kelly Ogle. (April 9, 2018)