Mr. Speaker, in Winnipeg last week I had the privilege of taking part in the CRTC's regional consultations on violence in television, violence which, I believe, has a negative impact on our children.
Parents need better information and better tools to ensure they can make wise decisions with respect to the kinds of programs they want their children to watch.
The industry must continue to self regulate. A standardized classification system is needed. New technology, for example the V-chip, could also be extremely helpful to parents. Media literacy for parents and children is required.
I would urge hon. members to work together to ensure that television becomes a positive tool for us and especially for our children.