Right Hon. Sir GEORGE PERLEY (Acting Prime Minister) moved that the house go into committee to consider the following resolution:
That pursuant to the provisions of the Canadian Radio Act, 1932, the House of Commons hereby approves the purchase of the radio broadcasting stations and equipment of the Canadian National Railways by the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission for the sum of $50,000.
He said: In explanation I may say that this is a formal motion which is considered necessary as subsection (b) of section 9 of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Act, 1932, provides that the commission shall have power, among other things to acquire existing private stations by purchase, subject to the approval of parliament.
His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution approves of the same, and recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house.
Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Hanson (York-Sunbury) in the chair.