July 13, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

I do not think I can say too much on this particular question. As far as guided missiles are concerned, we have placed a pre-production order in respect to one type. As far as the new plane is concerned, the CF-105, we are also placing a pre-production order. We are trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the United States, Great Britain and other countries. My experience thus far has led me to realize that this is a most difficult field, and that for every successful project that is launched there are many failures.
Once you are committed to one particular phase it is difficult to detach yourself even if you find that you have made a mistake. I think it is better to be careful and try to

Supply-National Defence get the answer as far as you can before launching upon production, because these are extremely costly projects to develop.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED POLICY FOR STABILIZATION OF INDUSTRY
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