Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for this great and timely question.
I am pleased to announce that today the Prime Minister welcomed Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace's decision to create jobs and invest in Canada by opening a new manufacturing facility in London, Ontario.
This new facility is expected to directly create up to 100 jobs in the London area, with a further 500 jobs through supplier activity.
Kongsberg's decision confirms that Canada is open for business and will emerge from the recession more powerful, more competitive and more prosperous than ever before.