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.
Subtopic: CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION