Ian Gardiner Waddell
New Democratic Party
Mr. Ian Waddell (Vancouver-Kingsway):
Madam Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
Whereas the Canadian Television network CTV recently produced and televised a program entitled "Campus GiveAway" on the television program "W5"; and whereas committees of Chinese Canadians objected to the program as racist; and whereas, as a result, Mr. Murray Chercover, the president of CTV, has now acknowledged that distorted statistics, combined with the visual presentation, made the program appear racist in tone and effect, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East (Mrs. Mitchell):
That this House condemns racism in any form, applauds the efforts of the committees of the concerned Chinese Canadians, welcomes the admission of president Chercover, and urges the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CTV, and other media to take steps to ensure that this sort of program is never aired again.
Sub-subtopic: ALLEGED RACIST PROGRAM SHOWN ON CTV-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43