Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I am pleased that Prentice has put a delay on the approval of the sale of MacDonald Dettwiler . this is too important a company to go into foreign hands. We have spent millions of dollars of tax payer's money to develop the satellites to have the ownership go off shore. Canada has bee a leader in satellite communications and the loss of this company would be waste of our tax money and a blow to the control of our innovative knowledge and technologies. To go into the hands of a major US arms manufactures hands is unforgivable. Not to stop the sale would be another blow to Canada's aerospace and reminds me of the decision former Diefenbaker Conservative government that scarped the Arrow. We then saw a flight of some of the best mind in the aerospace industry to the US.