moved for leave to introduce Bill C-422, an act to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (annual report).
Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to table the bill entitled an act to amend the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (annual report).
The CRTC exercises incredible influence on what Canadians hear on the radio and watch on television and how much they pay for cable and local telephone services.
This power must be tempered by public accountability. The bill will make the CRTC more accountable to Canada's elected parliamentarians and ensure a stronger voice for Canadians in decisions affecting broadcasting and telecommunications.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)