Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (President of the Privy Council):
Mr. Speaker, there have been certain discussions among representatives of the parties in respect of the work of
the standing committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the arts. I think it is regarded as being desirable that the committee might have the opportunity to continue its studies before the estimates are brought down and, in particular, to travel to Montreal for the purpose of considering questions affecting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and also the National Film Board.
Perhaps if the house is agreeable I could make the following motion:
That the report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1968, tabled on January 27, 1969, and the report of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1968, tabled on January 30, 1969, be referred to the standing committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts, and that, for the purpose of its inquiry, the committee be empowered to adjourn from place to place within Canada and the clerk and the necessary supporting staff be authorized to accompany the committee.
Perhaps if the house is agreeable to giving leave in this regard we could make it an order.
Subtopic: BROADCASTING, FILMS AND ASSISTANCE TO THE ARTS REFERENCE OF REPORTS OF FILM BOARD AND C.B.C. TO STANDING COMMITTEE