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

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

We have had inquiries from a number of technical schools as to the type of training required by a person who wishes to enter into aviation. In each case we have given as much information as we could. The department has furnished engine parts to permit instruction being given in the mechanics

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of the aeroplane. I believe however that training in flying is better handled by the federal government, which has jurisdiction over all matters affecting the air. It has the fields and facilities to carry out that training, and while we look to the technical schools to give the ground-work of education, the actual training in flying should be done under the direction of the federal government.

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