Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Associate Minister of National Defence. In view of the fact that there was a defence estimate earlier this week, at which time the information could have been given to the house but was not, may I ask the minister whether he can confirm information given outside the house to the press to the effect that the acquisition of the CF-104 has been delayed five months and its cost will be increased by $30 million.
Subtopic: CF-104 REPORTED DELAY IN ACQUISITION AND COST INCREASE