Mr. Chairman, I have a question I want to ask the Secretary of State in connection with the National Film Board. In all my dealings with government organizations I have never found a department of government performing its functions more
Supply-Secretary of State adequately and perfectly than the film board. During the last 15 years I have had direct connections with the board and have arranged to purchase from them many hundreds of dollars worth of film which we have distributed to boards of education and school trustees for use in the school system of Ontario. The coverage given by the National Film Board to historical events, geographical features and industrial complexes is perfect.
However, in view of the uproar that is developing over educational television, which is something that leaves me cold-I am in favour of education through the use of film because you can use film when you want-I should like to ask the minister what proportion of the sales of the National Film Board is to school boards and boards of education for use in classroom instruction under the jurisdiction of the boards of education. These films are perfect for this purpose. I should like to think that all of their sales are made in this field, but what proportion is sold for educational purposes?
Topic: NATIONAL FILM BOARD