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2016-04-18 17:03 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Aerospace industry, Air Canada, Aircraft maintenance and repairs, Avro Arrow, Conservative Party of Canada, Government bills, Industrial development, Second reading,

Air Canada, Avro Arrow, Deuxième lecture, Développement industriel, Industrie aérospatiale, Parti conservateur du Canada,

Mr. Speaker, the member for Durham made reference to celebrating the Avro Arrow. The cancellation of the Arrow by Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker represented a substantial and significant hit—

Some hon. members: Oh, oh!

Mr. David de Burgh Graham: Well, he mentioned it, Mr. Speaker.

It was a hit to Canada's aerospace industry and took away our leadership position in the military aerospace sector. It would be hard to argue that we ever recovered from that missile hit, in a manner of speaking, as recent discussions over new fighter jets clearly demonstrate.

Could the member please tell us why we should take his party's advice on questions of leadership in aerospace with such a disastrous legacy and with the significant long-term consequences that resulted from the prior attempts at Conservative leadership in aerospace, or am I off the Bomarc?

Monsieur le Président, le député de Durham a mentionné qu'il a participé à une activité faisant l'éloge de l'Avro Arrow. L'annulation de ce projet par le premier ministre conservateur John Diefenbaker a porté un dur coup...

Des voix: Oh, oh!

M. David de Burgh Graham: Eh bien, il l'a mentionné, monsieur le Président.

L'annulation de ce projet a porté un dur coup à l'industrie aérospatiale canadienne et a fait en sorte que nous avons cessé de jouer un rôle de premier plan dans l'industrie aérospatiale militaire. Il serait difficile de prétendre que nous nous sommes remis de ce dur coup; d'ailleurs, les discussions récentes sur les nouveaux avions de chasse l'ont montré clairement.

Le député pourrait-il nous dire pourquoi nous devrions suivre les conseils de son parti pour ce qui est du rôle de premier plan que nous pourrions jouer dans l'industrie aérospatiale, étant donné que les conservateurs nous ont légué un héritage désastreux en la matière et que leurs tentatives précédentes de leadership dans ce secteur ont eu d'importantes conséquences à long terme? Est-ce que je « Bomarc » des points avec cette question?

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