May 24, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

Before the orders of the day are called, I might say to the Prime Minister that I have received a wire from one of the members of the local legislature of Saskatchewan stating with respect to the control of radio by a commission that the hon. member for Saskatoon (Mr. MacMillan) has wired to his city that one of the radio stations is to be located in Saskatoon. That, in the mind of the member who wired me, indicates that the decision will not be made by technical men, but will be actuated by political motives. I know nothing of the matter except the representation in the telegram, and I am sorry the hon. member for Saskatoon is not in his seat, because I should like first to have asked him if he personally sent the wire referred to. May I ask the Prime Minister, although I am sure it is not necessary to ask the question: Was the wire authorized in any way?

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   MESSAGE INTIMATING RADIO STATION TO BE LOCATED IN SASKATOON
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