Canada: CANADA,QUEBEC: Operation Know-How

QUEBEC

The Dominion wanted to get out of the war-born airplane business. So last October, Reconstruction Minister Clarence D. Howe began looking around for someone to take over the big Canadair plant, near Montreal, which was operated for the Government during the war by Canadian Vickers Ltd. Howe wanted the plant to go on making the North Star transport, a modified Douglas DC-4, thus 1) keep 7,500 workers in their jobs and 2) preserve the nucleus of an air industry. He could not find a well-heeled Canadian willing to do the job. But last week he found an American corporation: the...

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