Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):
Mr. Speaker, to the best of my knowledge the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has never at any time made representations to the C.B.C. in any of the manners suggested here concerning any actual or potential program. However, as many hon. members no doubt know, I have been a personal friend of the chairman of the board of the C.B.C. for 23 years, and I have always thought I lived in a free country and was perfectly free to express my opinions, good, bad or indifferent, of the broadcasts on the C.B.C., and I intend to go on doing so.
Subtopic: C.B.C.-REPRESENTATIONS BY MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION