May 11, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

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Your version of the Douglas DC-4 with Merlin engines should make a fine transport. I imagine it will show its heels to its American-built cousins across the border. A Canadian-built product of this sort should create an excellent impression. Adequate numbers of commercial aircraft will be the crux of the immediate post-war period in civil aviation.
I am delighted to see that you are going ahead with plans for construction. I hope that we shall be able to make further progress with building civil aircraft here before long.
I look forward to seeing the Prime Minister in London shortly, although I do not know to what extent civil aviation will be discussed at the prime ministers' conference. I will not raise it.
Yours ever,
Max.

Topic:   POST-WAR CIVIL AVIATION REFERENCE TO STATEMENT BY LORD BEAVERBROOK IN RESPECT TO CANADLAN DRAFT CONVENTION
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