March 1, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Howard Charles Green

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GREEN:

The present position, then,
is that the Canadian National Railways own all the issued stock of Trans-Canada Air Lines, so that really it is a one hundred per cent government enterprise. Under these circumstances would it not be possible for Trans-Canada Air Lines to set up a school or schools for the training of pilots and the ground staffs that are required for Canadian flying. The training of men for the air is being handled in a more or less haphazard fashion at the present time, and if Trans-Canada Air Lines is to be a government enterprise it might be a very good place for the government to give a lead. The future of Canada will depend to a large extent upon the progress we make in our air development, and there seems to be a need for improved training facilities.
Has the minister given consideration to having Trans-Canada Air Lines set up a proper school or schools for the training of men to operate our airways in the future.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION BEYOND THE CONFINES OF CANADA
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