Mr. Siewart (Winnipeg Norih):
One of the
things I noticed last year when I was visiting Europe with other members of parliament was the obvious lack of news from Canada. It was something which was felt by everybody there. To the people at home perhaps it is not so important, but when you are thousands of miles away you want home news. You want to find out what is going on, whether you live in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto or Montreal. I was told in more than one place that newspapers received from Canada were three to five weeks old.
I do not think that is good enough. I think the provision of adequate, up to date news for the troops is part of the considerations of morale. I realize there is a radio station now in operation, but the radio station does not supply home town news which so many of
Supply-National Defence these men and women crave. What steps have been taken to see that Canadian newspapers are sent to the various areas as rapidly as possible?
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