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The synopsis of this address includes the following details. The speaker covered post-war activities in aviation in various countries. Britain establishing services to the Continent, to India, Central Africa, gradually linking up London with Cape Town, India, Singapore and Australia. Routes laid by France to North and West Africa. Germany making efficient airlines and connections throughout Northern Europe. Russia pushing into Asia. Air mail routes developed by the United States, utilizing night flying whereby time was being saved. Reasons why Canada had not shown greater enterprise. What has been undertaken by Canada with regard to aviation: forestry surveys; fire protection; transportation in underdeveloped regions; fishery patrols; wheat rust disease; the mapping out of forest and mining areas; photographic surveys; investigation of ice conditions in Hudson Bay and Straits. The need for public opinion and the quick realization of an adequate air service for Canadian trade and commerce. This address was illustrated by film and screen.