Mr. Speaker, on November 2, 1936, Parliament created the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio-Canada.
CBC/Radio-Canada, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary today, has become an integral part of Canada's social fabric.
CBC/Radio-Canada is composed of two national television networks; four national radio services; two cable news services; a northern service broadcasting in English, French and eight aboriginal languages; Radio-Canada International broadcasting in nine languages; CBC.ca and Radio-Canada.ca, visited by two million users monthly; and a number of other initiatives.
As all Canadians know, CBC/Radio-Canada is much more than the sum of its parts.
CBC/Radio-Canada reflects who we are; it is our source for information and entertainment and it is our social conscience.
I would like to thank the creators, artists, technicians, journalists, administrators and visionaries who continue to—