May 20, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. L. SMITH (Calgary West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. It is incidental only to myself, but I think it affects the rights and privileges of every hon. member of this house. On Thursday last I asked the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. McCann) if the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were buying three large broadcasting outfits, and if it were the intention that the wave lengths of from one to three stations were to be taken away from the people who at present own them. At that time the minister replied that this was a matter of government policy, and in short refused to answer. That was on Thursday. On Saturday I read in the newspapers the answers to the questions I had asked. My view is that hon. members of this house do not deserve to be treated with that kind of contempt.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   PRIVATE RADIO STATIONS AND WAVE LENGTHS
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