The golden age of Canadian technical know-how

“That’s right, children. Not only does our quiet country have plans to make its own jet fighter aircraft — we’ve built an atomic power plant at Chalk River, Ontario! And that’s where we’re harnessing the power of the atom for peaceful uses. Why, by the time you’re my age Canada will produce most of the medical isotopes that cure sick people around the world! That’s a capability no-one will ever be able to take away. And who knows what other great feats Canadians will be accomplishing by then?”