Friday, June 17, 2005

Canadian missile defense, highway 407, and Israel. What do these have in common?

'Raytheon pitches Goose Bay for missile defence'


The corporation mentioned on the June 17, 2005 CBC radio story is Raytheon, however it is unclear whether Raytheon Canada is involved.

Raytheon Canada
has locations in Ottawa, (Headquarters); Waterloo, Midland and Toronto Ontario, as well as Calgary Alberta, and Richmond BC.

'... Raytheon Canada developed the technology behind the world's first all electronic toll collection system that is used in Canada on highway 407, north of Toronto. That same technology has been exported to Israel where it is used on the Cross Israel Highway. ...' excerpted from bio

I have phoned them, but they are real busy, and didn't have time to confirm or deny their involvement. So I sent an email to Corinne J. Kovalsky, Director of Public Affairs & Communications. http://www.raytheon.ca/newsroom/newsroom01.asp

here is a copy of the email I sent to Corinne_J_Kovalsky@Raytheon.com

Hi Corinne, could you please tell me if Raytheon Canada is involved in this new missile defense contract for radar installation in Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador? see this CBC story for details

I tried to reach you by phone, but you were understandably busy.
Because of the urgency and severity of the missile defense issue, I have also forwarded the contact and location information for Raytheon Canada to thousands of Canadian Peace Activists.

I look forward to your reply.

Kelly Reinhardt
www.boilingfrog.ca


Political pressure prompted Paul Martin to publicly declare Canada's non-involvement in US missile defense. Maybe corporate pressure will change the Raytheon mind?
Maybe we should ask the CEO?

Ronald D Fisher
President and CEO, Raytheon Canada
613-233-4121

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