First of all, I have no idea who Polley is, but from the comments at CTV it seems she's a NDP shrill, and has no clue what censorship means.
• Sarah Polley's statements on the legislation are false. She supported that provision when the bill was introduced by the Liberals in 2003.
• Sarah Polley should be honest and admit that her partisan reasons are the real motivation behind this opposition.
• This provision was introduced in 2003 by the Liberal Party. Why didn't Sarah Polley mention her concerns then? In 2001, a discussion paper was sent to over 35 industry stakeholders on the provisions contained in this bill –Sarah Polley can't hide the fact that she was aware of it. Why is she opposing it now?
• Perhaps she was too busy participating in the "Stop Harper" campaign to pay attention to this provision. Or, perhaps it's her own personal political agenda that takes precedence, and no doubt risks her losing all credibility.
Polly is starting to sound like a politician with a sense of entitlement to our taxdollars. This is the same Polly who thinks movie theatres should be required by law to show a certain percentage of Canadian made films.
So I googled her name and sure enough, she's a NDP shrill.
Following the row with Disney, Polley dedicated more of her efforts to progressive politics, becoming a prominent member of the New Democratic Party, where Ontario legislator Peter Kormos was said to be her political mentor.
In 1995, she lost two back teeth after being struck by a riot police officer during a protest against the Provincial Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris in Queen's Park, Toronto. She was subsequently involved with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. She has recently scaled back on her political activism.
In 2003, she was part of newly-elected Toronto mayor David Miller's transition advisory team.
The problem here is that because she's in the film industry, her views are biased, and she doesn't want to be cut off from the trough.
Censor this Polley, you are a NDP shrill who thinks your opinion counts for something, it doesn't. Just read the comments, most people agree with the governments stance on this one. Deal with it!
I disagree with funding any arts. They can stand or fall on their own, like any business. When my boys were little we gladly paid to go to the museum, the zoo, Fort Edmonton Park, and Heritage days, to name a few.
That is different from funding a movie, the movie industry is a huge money maker, if you can't make money, your product is not necessary, it's supply and demand, plain and simple. Why are the "arts" any different than any other industry? Shrills like Polley make us think they are supporting Canadian culture. Not true, we are supporting artists with our tax dollars who can't make it on their own. Enough is enough.
We have never been to the Fringe, but it pays for itself because many people go and enjoy it. That's the way it should be, support the arts with your dollars, if you think it's worthwhile. Do not expect me to fund a film with my tax dollars, if I disagree with it's content. Produce it if you want, but not on my dime.
Censor this Polley, censorship means not allowing your film to be produced or shown. Polley, are you standing up in support of Fitna by the way? Crickets...
Like the lefties who visited my blog the other day, and blasted me for stating that the government doesn't appear to help fund school trips to Quebec for bi-lingualism, yet billions are spent on it. The government should not fund films just to support Canadian artists. I bet they agree with me on this one too. HA.
Don't even get me started on the whole CBC thing and the billion a year we taxpayers are forced to spend on that lefty organization.
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