Bill C-10 will protect Canadians from funding Porn. Like the porn industry needs Tax Credits.

0 Posted by - March 4, 2008 - Blog

Hey, my fellow film producers out there. Stop worrying about Bill C-10. It will protect us and our audience against the evils of the Porn Industry. Apparantly, Porn Producers have been milking the government Tax Credit system for years, because the Canadian Porn industry has been under-represented in the media.

This is the only way that Bill C-10 will effect Canadian film productions says Pierre Poilievre during an interview on CBC Radio's The Current. But, a closer look at the current guidelines for film productions applying for the Federal Tax Credit refund shows that porn is already listed as an ineligible genre.

Section 5 in the Tax Credit guidelines Ineligible genres of production plainly lists the types of projects that Heritage Canada will not consider funding.

The following genres of production are not eligible for the tax credit program:

  1. news, current events or public affairs programming, or a programme that includes weather or market reports;
  2. talk show;
  3. production in respect of a game, questionnaire or contest (other than a production directed primarily at minors);
  4. sports event or activity;
  5. gala presentation or an awards show;
  6. production that solicits funds;
  7. reality television;
  8. pornography;
  9. production produced primarily for industrial, corporate or institutional purposes;
  10. production, other than a documentary, all or substantially all of which consists of stock footage; or
  11. production for which public financial support would, in the opinion of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, be contrary to public policy.

At last night's 28th Genie Awards, that highlights exceptional Canadian films, the topic of Bill C-10's censorship was on the lips of many of the attendees. An noticeable absence was Heritage Minister, Josée Verner. If you have an opinion about the Canadian government censoring our home made media, you can join the 25,000 strong in the Facebook group named Keep your censoring hands off of Canadian film and TV! No to Bill C-10!. If you are a supporter of this bill there's a Facebook group named Support Bill C-10, and if you and a friend join, they may finally have found their tenth member.

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