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    BCU. MR. GORDON SPEAKING



    QUESTION: "MR. GORDON, DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS ENTERING UPON A POLICY OF ECONOMIC NATIONALISM?"



    GORDON: NO, NOT AT ALL. THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED, AS THE MAJORITY OF THE CANADIAN PUBLIC IS CONCERNED WITH THE DEGREE OF FOREIGN CONTROL OVER THE ECONOMY - THE EFFECT THIS HAS ON THE STRUCTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MEANS THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO HAVE A LOOK A THIS, AND THEY WILL STUDY THE SITUATION, AND HAVING DONE SO, THEY WILL THEN ISSUE WHAT'S KNOWN AS A WHITE PAPER WHICH SUMMARIZES THE FACTS AND INDICATES THE DIRECTION OF POLICY THAT THE GOVERNMENT THINKS APPROPRIATE TO TAKE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES. THE WHITE PAPER, LIKE OTHER WHITE PAPERS - THE ONE ON DEFENCE, FOR INSTANCE - IS REFERRED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. THE COMMITTEE THEN CALLS WITNESSES, RECEIVES IDEAS AND RECEIVES ALL THE VIEWS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ON THIS VERY DIFFICULT AND COMPLEX QUESTION. AFTER THAT LEGISLATION IS DRAFTED AND PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT. I THINK THIS S A VERY REASONABLE WAY OF APPROACHING THIS VERY DIFFICULT QUESTION.



    QUESTION: DOES IT MEN THAT THE ECONOMIC GUIDELINES LAID DOWN LAST MARCH FOR ALL THESE COMPANIES WERE A SUCCESS?



    GORDON: I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK THIS IS THE NEXT STEP IN A LOGICAL PROGRESSION.



    QUESTION: "IS IT A FACT THAT YOU ARE CHAIRING THE COMMITTEE WHILE MR. SHARP IS ONLY A MEMBER OF IT?



    GORDON: NO, I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY SIGNIFICANCE IN THAT AT ALL. THIS IS A SUBJECT IN WHICH, AFTER ALL, I HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE. I WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION 10-12 YEAR AGO THAT LOOKED INTO THIS QUESTION, BUT MR. SHARP, AS THE MINISTER OF FINANCE, IS THE BUSIEST MINISTER. HE HAS ALL SORTS OF THINGS TO DO, AND I CAN SAY THIS WITH SOME CONFIDENCE. HAVING ONCE BEEN A MINISTER OF FINANCE. I'M DELIGHTED THAT HE'S ON THE COMMITTEE. I THINK WE'LL WORK VERY WELL TOGETHER.




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    Film ID:
    VLVABSTOU3TWYP91H74N7D5TI81CQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABSTOU3TWYP91H74N7D5TI81CQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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