Bill C-10, an omnibus bill now before the Senate, includes provisions in the Income Tax Act that would allow the federal government to deny tax credits for films that are offensive or not in the public interest.
Now I will admit that questionable content choices can (are) made by film-makers. ANd I will agree that there can be a legitimate debate about whether or not tax credits to the film industry are a good idea. But this proposal has strong overtones of censorship.
Who decides what is offensive? Who determines what constitutes the public interest? And why should the film industry have to support Judeo-Christian moral principles to recieve public support?
This is a bill that deserves some more "sober second thought".