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


Ernest George Hansell

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I do not desire to prolong the discussion, but I should not like it to be thought that I am complaining about the selection of these fields. I am not. I believe the government have selected them because their engineers have considered those selected to be in the proper places. I know this, that if you drive from the southern part of Alberta north to Edmonton, which is in the central part of that province, you pass from ten to a dozen air training schools. I believe these were located in that part of the country because the prairie is flat, the air is clear, the altitude is high, the sun shines, it is near the mountains, and the climate is healthy. I am sure the engineers took all these matters into consideration. With regard to writing the minister let me say, in connection with the complaint I made a short time ago, that I really thought I was doing the minister a tremendous favour by not bothering him, so I wrote to what I would consider a rather high official of his department. I thank the minister, however, for his suggestion that I write him personally in future.

Topic:   THE WAR
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