Mr. Browne (Vancouver-Kingsway):
Mr. Chairman, I think I must rise after the statement made by the hon. member for Vancouver East, because in the province of British Columbia we have Canadian Pacific Airlines employing about 2,500 people; in fact, it provides one of the largest payrolls in the province of British Columbia. I rather gathered from the remarks of the hon. member for Vancouver East that he felt Trans-Canada Air Lines should have a complete monopoly in air transportation. I certainly could not support any such view.
In so far as pioneering is concerned, the polar route to Europe was pioneered by Canadian Pacific Airlines and they have provided a good deal of the service and a lot of jobs for people in British Columbia. They provide a large amount in taxes to the treasury of this country. Any suggestion that T.C.A. should have a complete monopoly certainly would not be supported by the people of my riding.
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