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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Harpo's Little Dictator headspace surfaces.....

Sometimes these guys really, really don't get it......

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Tories plan to withhold funding for 'offensive' productions

Committee to decide whether material meets new criteria

GAYLE MACDONALD
From Thursday's Globe and Mail
February 28, 2008 at 2:07 AM EST

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.

The proposed changes to the Income Tax Act would allow the Heritage Minister to deny tax credits to projects deemed offensive, effectively killing the productions. Representatives from Heritage and the Department of Justice will determine which shows or films pass the test.
globeandmail.com: Tories plan to withhold funding for 'offensive' productions

what a bunch asses.

Harper is right out of the 50s - McCarthy would be proud





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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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Thank goodness a government has finally put a stop to funding the artsy fartsy crap that benefits no one, other than a tiny minority of artsy fartsy types.

Good on 'em and please Stephen, stay the course!
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Old Feb 28th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #3
 
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Thank goodness a government has finally put a stop to funding the artsy fartsy crap that benefits no one, other than a tiny minority of artsy fartsy types.

Good on 'em and please Stephen, stay the course!
Agreed. The government's job isn't to fund crap. If your material is deemed controversial, then go find private financing.
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I think this excerpt from the story hits the nail on the head:

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“Would this committee put money into Juno? It might not want to encourage teen pregnancy. Would the government put money into a film with a dirty title, like Young People ****ing? Would they invest in something like Brokeback Mountain? They might not want to encourage gay cowboys to have sex together in Alberta.” -Toronto lawyer David Zitzerman of Goodmans LLP
This is what it's really all about. Gay cowboys in Alberta.

Art is art, it cannot and should not be censored.

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Art is art, it cannot and should not be censored.

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And censorship has what to do with this story?
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I think this excerpt from the story hits the nail on the head:



This is what it's really all about. Gay cowboys in Alberta.

Art is art, it cannot and should not be censored.

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Nor should taxpayers be billed for these so called "artists" orgasms on our bill.

Sorry, but there are likely less than 10 percent of Canadians who support such crap.
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Yet another Blues versus Reds thread. The real issue is the fact that this current Government has begun the act of censoring what it can. What this will lead to is anyone's guess. Artsy crap or not, this is not the kind of 'leadership' I want in my Canada.
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I don't see it that way at all mrjimmy.

I see it as public funds wasted on questionable art versus stopping the funding. No politics, just the fundamental, "should we fund bad art" question.
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Agreed. The government's job isn't to fund crap. If your material is deemed controversial, then go find private financing.
So who defines what "crap" is? The people, a government body, hand picked Conservative supporters?

This bill seems dangerously close to censorship. Additionally, it has the potential to cripple the Canadian film industry and put people out of work. Just what the economy needs right now.
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I see it as public funds wasted on questionable art versus stopping the funding. No politics, just the fundamental, "should we fund bad art" question.
I believe this is how they want to be perceived although I truly don't believe that's their intention.

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This bill seems dangerously close to censorship. Additionally, it has the potential to cripple the Canadian film industry and put people out of work. Just what the economy needs right now.
This I believe fully.
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