Mr. Maurice A. Dionne (Northumberland-Miramichi):
Madam Speaker, earlier this week the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) issued an open letter to all Canadians concerning the testing of the Cruise missile in Canada. While many of the comments I have seen have perverted the Prime Minister's letter, at least some of the print media published, along with their rather fallacious stories, the text of the Prime Minister's letter. That is not the case, however, with the comments made on the CBC "National News" last evening. Those comments were a total perversion of what the Prime Minister had to say. I think the Canadian public and Members of this House have a right to expect better than that from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
I would hope, Madam Speaker, that the newscaster in future would read such documents before he makes fallacious, vicious and perverted comments about them. I hope we will see the estimates for the CBC separated from the general Government estimates in this House so we can vote on them separately and some of us can express to the CBC with our votes what we think of its perversion of truth.
Subtopic: CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic: REPORTING OF PRIME MINISTER'S VIEWS ON CRUISE MISSILE TESTING