From Gayle MacDonald at the Globe and Mail:
- Tories plan to withhold funding for ‘offensive’ productions
“The Conservative government has drafted guidelines that would allow it to pull financial aid for any film or television show that it deems offensive or not in the public’s best interest – even if government agencies have invested in them.” Read more.
From the Canadian Press:
- Plan to cancel tax credits for “offensive” films, TV shows called censorship
“It’s decried as censorship while at the same time being welcomed as a much-needed guide by some in the television industry. The government’s proposal to cancel tax credits for any film or TV program it deems offensive, or not in the public’s interest, has stirred controversy in the arts community.” Read more.
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The even more problematic thing here is that Telefilm ALREADY refuses funding to these so called ‘objectionable productions’ The text is right there in the Telefilm guidelines.
I wrote about it today on my blog, I almost crashed my car when I heard the story on the CBC news this evening about this.
Yeah… ummm… it gets better.
This morning, on my way to work a right wing evangelist by the name of Charles McVety is now trying to claim credit for the news tidbit. He was in the Globe and Mail this morning, and interviewed on CFRB in Toronto…. the guy sounds like a real loon. I did some looking into him, and wrote another entry of the blog just about him. It’s a real side splitter :)
Stop Bill C-10..
I will be my own critic and censor..
No one has the right to infringe of my freedom of choice….
The arts should be funded on all levels..we need more funding not less
No one is censoring what films can and cannot be made in Canada. You can still make them. You’ll just have to find your own money, instead of using my money.
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