babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics

Topic Closed  Topic Closed


Post New Topic  
Topic Closed  Topic Closed
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » New power to cut tax credits from "offensive" films and TV

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: New power to cut tax credits from "offensive" films and TV
unionist
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 11323

posted 28 February 2008 08:00 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Artists call Tory plan to vet films "censorship"

quote:
A new bill that would give the federal Heritage Department the power to deny funding for films and TV shows it considers offensive is creating shock waves in the industry.

Changes now before the Senate to the Income Tax Act that would allow the federal government to cancel tax credits for projects thought to be offensive or not in the public interest. The amendments have already been passed in the House of Commons.

The amendment to Bill C-10 would allow the Heritage Minister to deny tax credits for Canadian productions, even if federal agencies such as Telefilm and the Canadian Television Fund have invested in the production. [...]

David Cronenberg, the Canadian director behind the critically acclaimed Eastern Promises, said the proposed plan doesn't belong in Canada.

"It sounds like something they do in Beijing," he told CBC News.

"You have a panel of people working behind closed doors who are not monitored and they form their own layer of censorship." [...]

Bill Siksay, heritage critic for the NDP, said he did not know about this amendment when he voted for the 600-page bill.

"To hear now that there may be a clause in it that will allow the government to censor the creative process in Canada comes as a significant shock and surprise," he told CBC News.


Can this be for real?


From: Vote QS! | Registered: Dec 2005  |  IP: Logged
M. Spector
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 8273

posted 28 February 2008 08:54 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yep, it's for real.
From: One millihelen: The amount of beauty required to launch one ship. | Registered: Feb 2005  |  IP: Logged
unionist
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 11323

posted 28 February 2008 08:57 PM      Profile for unionist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yikes, sorry for the thread duplication, thanks M. Spector.
From: Vote QS! | Registered: Dec 2005  |  IP: Logged
bigcitygal
Volunteer Moderator
Babbler # 8938

posted 28 February 2008 09:06 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'll just be shutting this down then. Move along, nothing to see here.
From: It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent - Q | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  
Topic Closed  Topic Closed
Open Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca