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

LIB

James Joseph McCann

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

I see nothing strange in that. So far as development goes, I think it has been the practice to review, perhaps not minutely, what has been accomplished from year to year in putting into effect the various recommendations which have been made. I know that last year in the committee many of the recommendations which had been made by the 1942 committee were reviewed, and comment was made as to the progress and development which had been made by the corporation over the past year.
So far as moving concurrence in the report goes, it is a question of just what concurrence means, whether it means merely acceptance of the report or endorsation of the report. A report such as the committee made last year or the year before, in my judgment, might be concurred in, in the sense that it would be accepted but not necessarily endorsed, because a great many of the recommendations would take a long while for implementation and the government or corporation would have to be given considerable time to put the recommendations into effect. I submit that any member of the house could appear before the committee and give his opinions there with reference to the policies and regulations and development of the corporation, and so forth, and that the time of this house would be saved by having the discussions there rather than before the house.

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