I presume the minister has
reference to ordinary broadcasting stations. I do not intend to ask any questions in that regard, but I desire some information in reference to government-owned radiotelegraph stations. The government own stations in the east and west and, I believe, on the lake shores as well. I understand that they own radiotelegraph stations which transmit commercial telegrams and also give weather forecasts. In eastern Canada the stations are operated by the Canadian Marconi Company, which I understand is given a subsidy each
year. I wonder why in one case the government deem it necessary to give a subsidy to a private company to operate a system which they own themselves, while in the other case, on the Pacific coast, they operate the government-owned system themselves. Why is it not possible for the government to operate all its systems?
Subtopic: MARINE AND FISHERIES