This amendment, I think,
illustrates the importance of having on the board adequate representation, particularly from the more remote parts of Canada. Incidentally, this is not the only provision which will work satisfactorily only if there is such representation. There are several other clauses to which the same consideration applies. The other evening, when the bill was up for discussion in committee before,
I understood the minister to say it was the intention of the government that the members of the board should reside in the neighbourhood of Ottawa.
Subtopic: CREATION OF DEFENCE PURCHASING BOARD TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR MUNITIONS, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES