February 25, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Is it the idea of the Prime Minister that hon. members who were not members of the broadcasting committee will not be permitted to suggest certain questions that the committee should study during its sittings? For instance, I have some strong views about commercial advertising over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I am sick and tired of hearing about soap and laxatives, and I just turn off those programmes. There will be no opportunity for me to discuss these matters if the report of the committee is tabled at the end of the session and concurrence is not moved. So far as I know this is the only opportunity to discuss these matters. The Prime Minister speaks about supply. At the moment I have not in mind the item he may be thinking of, but it seems t,o' me that this is a proper occasion upon which private members could intimate to the committee certain topics which they think should receive consideration,

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ANNUAL REPORT AND REVIEW POLICIES OF CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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