October 27, 1976 (30th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Jacques Lavoie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jacques Lavoie (Hochelaga):

Mr. Speaker, under S.O. 43, I ask the unanimous consent of the House to discuss an urgent matter.
Considering that the CBC refuses to broadcast advertisements designed to inform the consumer, and I am referring to the French advertisement sponsored by credit unions and the Consumer Protection Board under the slogan "Le gros bon sens"; considering also that the privately owned TV network saw fit to air those advertisements which are partly free, thus recognizing the importance of informing the consumer; and finally, considering that the state network gets subsidies from public funds and that its audience is entitled to the same services, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Joliette (Mr. La Salle):
That the House unanimously urge the Secretary of State to suggest that the CBC change its code of ethics to allow the broadcasting of advertisements which consumers are entitled to.

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