The letter continues:
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.