Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions signed by hundreds of Canadians concerned about the state of our national broadcaster. Although these petitioners will be happy to know that the two parties are reaching a settlement and that CBC will be back on the air, they do want to register their concern with the process and with the plan by CBC senior management to hire, without restriction, temporary and contract employees. The petitioners call upon all of us to protect the future of public broadcasting in Canada.
In the House of Commons on October 6th, 2005. See this statement in context.