I thank the minister, and I appreciate this statement. But I still find myself thinking that perhaps some country in the world-and it might as well be the Canadian government as any other-will take the lead, and will not wait to find out what the United States has done or what Great Britain has done.
What do we care about comparisons? Let us look at the situation as if we were facing the real problem tomorrow. Let these other countries fiddle along, if that is what they want to do. I do not believe in that procedure, at all. I do agree with the minister however that there is no sense in appropriating and spending more money than is absolutely necessary for civil defence. But let us be sure that we spend as much as we should spend at this time, so that our people will be prepared.