Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
Then if my hon. friend knew, he evidently forgot some things. The committee reported, and its report was accepted unanimously by this house. One feature was approval of the policies of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, because it was into those very matters that the committee was obliged to look. As I said this
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afternoon, in order to remove the possibility of any control on the part of the government over radio broadcasting in this country, this parliament passed an act establishing the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There was appointed to govern the affairs of that corporation a board of nine governors. These members were selected from different parts of Canada, covering pretty much the entire dominion. Every member of the board of. governors is recognized as a person well qualified to hold such a position. And the board of governors was given power to lay down regulations with respect to radio broadcasting. The board has laid down certain regulations, not within the last twenty-four hours, or the last two months, but regulations that have been in force for the last year or two. Among these regulations is one to the effect that the national network cannot be bought up by any individual or any corporation except under certain conditions for the purpose of giving his or its views to the nation at large over the national network.