Monday, March 3, 2008
God, The Devil and Mark Hebscher
Pray for me. I'm scheduled to go toe-to-toe with Charles McVety, president of the Canadian Family Action Coalition, this afternoon on CHCH's Live @ 5:30 with March Hebscher and Donna Skelly.
McVety is the gent who took credit for successfully lobbying a couple of Harper government ministers and getting a last-minute morals clause snuck onto a Bill before the senate for third and final reading. That reading has been suspended and the Bill sent back to committee after Canadian TV and film producers, various Guilds and the general public got a whiff of this late last week. That anti-Bill C-10 Facebook site is up to 14,395 members and counting as of 10:14 a.m. this morning.
McVety told the Globe and Mail last week that films promoting homosexuality, graphic sex or violence should not receive tax dollars, and backbench Conservative MPs and cabinet ministers support his campaign.
The amendment to the tax credit, if it becomes law, would allow government bureaucrats to pass judgement on matters of artistic merit. "It sounds like something they would do in Beijing," filmmaker David Cronenberg told CBC News.
If you had a chance to challenge McVety on this issue, what you say? TV Feeds Your Family invites your comments. Post them here. I'll study them on the road to Damascus--er, Hamilton.