December 5, 1957 (23rd Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Georges Villeneuve

Liberal

Mr. Georges Villeneuve (Roberval):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege to protest against the T.V. program "Pays et Merveilles" carried last night over the C.B.C. network and which had as its guest the president of the Saguenay historical society.
In the course of that program, a certain controversial theory was brought up with regard to a so-called kingdom of the Saguenay. The guest in question held the view that this area and the Saguenay district are one and the same. I wish to go on record as protesting against this statement since it tends to describe as a single area several different areas including the Lake St. John district, where I live, which has never gone under any other name but that of Lake St. John.
On behalf of my fellow citizens in the area, which comprises the present constituencies of Lake St. John and Roberval, I wish to protest to the C.B.C. authorities against this sabotaging of a name for which I have the greatest regard, a feeling which I share with my electors and with all those who live in this fine Lake St. John area. We wish to defend the true meaning of a designation which has been consecrated by over one hundred years of history and which is widely known even beyond the borders of Canada. We refuse to let the area be called otherwise than by the name which it has always had ever since there have been people living there, that is the Lake St. John area.
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Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. VILLENEUVE (ROBERVAL) PROTEST AGAINST TELEVISION DESIGNATION OF LAKE ST. JOHN
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