Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):
Mr. Speaker, this would be a question for the minister through whom the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports to parliament, but in his absence may I direct it to the Prime Minister. My question is based on the very strong stand taken last year by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance and others-
-that there shall be on the part of the government no interference whatever with the operations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in particular with its programming activities and above all its programming activities in relation to opinion broadcasts.
That quotation may be found at page 2822 of Hansard of March 29, 1957. Will the Prime Minister comment on the report in this morning's Globe and Mail following protests in a Conservative caucus concerning certain appearances of the Leader of the Opposition on television, when it states that:
A group of cabinet ministers have agreed to consider approaching C.B.C. chairman A. D. Dunton on the subject.
Is this report in the Globe and Mail correct?
Subtopic: OPINION BROADCASTS
Sub-subtopic: REFERENCE TO PRESS RE- PORT RESPECTING PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES