February 17, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Art Eggleton

Liberal

Hon. Art Eggleton

Oh yes, the Americans have had a number of tests that have worked. In fact, for any country that can put a man on the moon and can put the kind of equipment that they have on Mars, it certainly will not take long before they master this technology. They will.
It is a discrete system. It is one that we can sign on to and say, “Yes, that is in the defence of North America. That is a completely defensive system”. As we have said to them quite clearly, “If you go to weaponization of space, we are not going to be there with you”.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Ballistic Missile Defence
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