December 7, 2001 (37th Parliament, 1st Session)


Brian Tobin


Hon. Brian Tobin (Minister of Industry, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the government has no plans at this time to impose any new rules or regulations with respect to the operation of the free press in Canada.
The member's views about the state of play with respect to editorials are views that members on all sides of the House would, from time to time, have some sympathy for. Occasionally, there is an editorial or two that I do not like much myself but I do not want to go out and change the rules in the way in which newspapers operate.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Media
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