Hon. Francis Fox (Minister of Communications):
Mr. Speaker, I am on the record, not only in this House in previous replies to questions from my hon. friend, but also in the newspapers of the land. I refer to The Globe and Mail where I indicated quite clearly that the Canada Council was welcome to appear before the House of Commons Committee examining Bill C-24. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. They have done so. It was indicated in the same article in The Globe and Mail on the part of the official critic of the Opposition on matters of culture and communications that the only thing he could reproach this Government for, in the field of culture and communications over the past four years, was for having done too much for the cultural community.
Subtopic: MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY