-and buy weapons, if we need to, on the open, competitive market. I
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am not saying we should get out of defence entirely, because that would be a ludicrous argument. But I suggest we should be spending our money for research and development in the private sector, that we should be looking at the sectors of Canadian geography and industry that could be viable in terms of international competition. We should be using government funds to encourage research and development in this area and should not be promoting a new kind of industrial-military, research-oriented elite in this country.