May 15, 1952 (21st Parliament, 6th Session)


Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)


Mr. Howe:

I understand that, and I am sorry, but there again it has been delayed in the printing office. It will be available within a day or two. I do not know that I can read a short extract that would be particularly illuminating. It is necessary, however, to examine with the countries concerned the type of assistance that will be satisfactory to them. We believe that is something that will appeal to the Canadian people. For example, in Pakistan I believe we are building a cement plant, and that is something Canada can do very well. In India there are hydroelectric projects, certain irrigation projects, and over all there is the technical assistance program which calls for administration. We send administrators from Canada out to the field to do work in the field, and
Supply-Trade and Commerce we also take people from the area to Canada to give them instructions in Canadian methods. I think that Canada could hardly hope to do a job under the Colombo plan without considerable experienced staff who could handle the problems that are encountered.

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