November 7, 1941 (19th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)



By the process of elimination, and it is also possible that further information, not available at first, might have something to do with the matter. I think the first objection to Pennfield was that it was fog-

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bound. Then I believe accurate records were kept, and it was found that it was not so fog-bound, or perhaps it is; I do not know. In any event the technical officers came to their own conclusions, though I should be glad to look up the file if my hon. friend is especially interested. I think that is the explanation. I believe the first choice was Moncton; the second choice was somewhere up in the north, and then Pennfield seemed to be the next best place available.

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