Mr. Speaker, I appreciate that you recognize I am most in need of exercise, so you have me stand up and sit down most often. Thank you.
I am proud to represent directly the constituents of Elk Island in their petition. They are deeply concerned about the fact that the CRTC promotes violence, sexual exploitation, the degradation of women and children and also men through pornographic channels which are approved but refuses to allow Christian broadcasters to get a licence, even though apparently our constitutional rights give us freedom of religion, conscience and expression.
The petitioners plead that Parliament review the mandate of the CRTC and change its policy so that this type of religious broadcasting is permitted and the other one shut down.
I am proud to present this petition on their behalf.