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One Victory for Canadian Culture: Government backtracks on Bill C-10

THANK GOODNESS.  In a move that seems designed to respond to the brou-haha over the Conservative government cuts to the arts, particularly in Quebec where they are very – rightfully – angry, Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative Government has decided NOT to reintroduce Bill C-10, the bill that would eliminate tax credits to films deemed to be “contrary to public policy.”


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The National Post reports that “The Harper Conservatives made a concession to Canada’s film community Tuesday by announcing in their election platform that they will abandon controversial plans to screen films and deny tax credits to projects considered to be offensive.”

“The change of heart comes after weeks of intense anger from the arts and culture community, which has galvanized over $45-million in planned program cuts announced week before the election call. The cuts have been widely cited a key reason for declining Conservative support, particularly in Quebec.”

Read the rest of the article HERE.

One Response to “One Victory for Canadian Culture: Government backtracks on Bill C-10”

  1. I wouldn’t celebrate yet . The wording in the actual platform, states merely “We will take into account the serious concerns that have been expressed by film creators and investors.”

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