Dratted politiciansBelow is a copy of a letter I wrote to Bob Runciman, provincial Leader of the Opposition of Ontario. Be warned: strong language.
Recently, you told reporters that you supported federal Bill C-10, which would allow Ottawa to retroactively strip tax credits from films that the heritage minister deems are offensive or not in the public interest. You suggested the film, "Young People Fucking", as an example of a film to which such a law ought to apply.
"I don't know what the contents of the movie are, but certainly the title would suggest that it's something that generally taxpayers would not be too damned enthused about having their money put into its production," you are quoted as saying.
I am writing, on behalf of all taxpayers, our outrage, shock and disgust that you would use the word "d*mned", an offensive, appalling word that shocks our sensibilities. May I remind you that your salary and all of your expenses as Leader of the Opposition of Ontario are payed for by the taxpayers, and we are not too flubbing enthusiastic about having our money go toward you using your potty mouth in public.
If you cannot properly use censorship on yourself, I must question your ability as future premier of Ontario to judge which films to censor for using naughty words. Shame on you!
Bloc québécois de l'Ontario
Written by YvonTripper