Photostory #347: Sophisticated Systems Used Around the World: Canadian Electronics: Brain-Power For Industry
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National Film Board of Canada
September 24, 1963
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Set back neatly from the broad express-ways encircling Canada's ever-expanding industrial cities are up-to-date plants manufacturing the nation's most modern technological products -- electronic equipment and components. Young in outlook but with many years' mature experience, Canada's $500,000,000 electronic industry provides sensitive nerve and control systems for the country's business, unites its people by communications, exports products with a world-wide reputation for design and reliability. In nearly 150 plants from coast to coast, 20,000 Canadians are directly employed in an industry which makes intricate equipment in the fields of communications, navigation, computing and data handling, flight simulation, nucleonics (the combination of nuclear energy and electronic control), geophysics and entertainment. The complexity of Canadian-produced electronic equipment is in growing use across the continents of the world, is expanding to meet the nation's widespread domestic needs.