Mr. Bob Wenman (Fraser Valley West):
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, I rise to propose a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In view of the Auditor General's condemnation of the financial documentation procedures of the Canada Council and the revelations that the Canada Council is supporting, with public money, individuals to write what anyone in this chamber would term as offensive and demeaning pornography, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince George-Peace River (Mr. Oberle):
That the Secretary of State request the Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts to completely review the Canada Council's mandate, accountability, financial procedures, performance to date and that this same committee then issue a report of recommendations that will assure Canada Council accountability to the minister and to the House of Commons.
Subtopic: CANADA COUNCIL
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE TO REVIEW OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE OF COUNCIL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43