April 3, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)


George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. R. GEARY (South Toronto):

Mr. Speaker, some two years ago I brought to the attention of the house somewhat critically the fact that the Toronto Daily Star radio station CFCA had received a licence for the exclusive use of a certain wave-length. I have received from a constituent an editorial from the Toronto Telegram quoting and commenting on an editorial published by the Toronto Star which latter reads in part as follows:
As a pioneer in the radio field, with its station CFCA-which, if radio remains in public hands, will have a powerful new station.
My correspondent takes that to be a declaration on the part of the Toronto Daily Star that they have the assurance of the renewal of their present licence, and authorization for a more powerful station. Will the hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Cardin) be good enough to inform the house if the department has given an assurance to this newspaper that, in the event of broadcasting not being nationalized, its licence will be renewed with provision for an increase in power, and if similar assurances have been given to other radio stations?

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