April 5, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Frederick Cronyn Betts

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. F. C. BETTS (London):

Before the orders of the day are proceeded with I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Transport (Mr. Howe). On Sunday last, commencing at 6.30 p.m., radio station CBL carried a broadcast by a Mr. Ferguson who is an editor or other employee of the Winnipeg Free Press. In the course of his remarks he suggested that Britain prefers a weak Spain in order that her line of communication to the orient may not be threatened and, further, that the failure of Britain to support General Franco in Spain is attributable largely to Britain's desire to protect her investments in Spain. I should like to ask the minister whether this broadcast was made after review by and with the approval of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. If so, I should like to know the name of the reviewing officer.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   ADDRESS BROADCAST BT MR. FERGUSON OF WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 3
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