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Canadian Govt awards military clothing deal to Peerless
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Apr '13
The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, and the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, QC, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Peerless Garments Ltd., in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the production of hot weather hybrid shirts for the Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

"Our Government is committed to ensuring that our military spending supports Canadian jobs, and this contract will meet that objective," said Minister Toews. "This contract will help to create 10 jobs and maintain another 20 here in Winnipeg."

The contract was awarded following a competitive procurement process and requires the supplier to use Canadian-made textiles and to manufacture the shirts in Canada.

"Our Government will continue to work with Canadian companies to support innovation and help create high-quality jobs," said Minister Ambrose. "With this contract, we are using Canadian know-how to provide the best clothing to the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces."

"This announcement supports our commitment to ensuring our Canadian Armed Forces' personnel have the equipment they need to do the work we ask of them," said Minister Findlay. "At the same time, I am happy to see another example of how our investments in military equipment are creating jobs and economic growth across Canada."

The Canadian Armed Forces respond to conflicts across the globe under a variety of conditions. The contract will provide 36,500 hot weather hybrid shirts in Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) Temperate Woodland and Arid Region patterns. The supplier can also provide 300 shirts in special sizes as and when required.

These shirts will improve Canadian Armed Forces soldiers' comfort and performance while wearing fragmentation vests during expeditionary operations in warm climates.

The bodies of the shirts will be made of a cotton/nylon fabric and the sleeves will be made with strong, heat-resistant synthetic fibres known as aramids. The fabrics for the shirts must meet the standards developed by Public Works and Government Services Canada's Canadian General Standards Board. The contract, valued at $3.4 million, also includes an option to procure a maximum of 50,000 additional shirts over a three-year period.

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