Tory MP's assistant fired over controversial movie tickets


Praxius
#1
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/stor...yk-080528.html

Quote:

A parliamentary staffer has been fired after ordering tickets to a provocative movie about the sex lives of young people.

Several Tory MPs are denying they ever planned to watch Young People F---ing, even though several of their names appeared on an RSVP list for an Ottawa viewing Thursday night.

The movie has fuelled censorship debate around a Conservative bill that would deny tax credits to productions deemed "contrary to public policy" by the government.

An assistant to MP Gary Goodyear from Cambridge, Ont., was fired after Goodyear's name showed up on the screening guest list.

Victoria van Eyk, in a clarifying e-mail to The Canadian Press, said she had in fact ordered the ticket for herself.

A Conservative official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the assistant was fired for ordering tickets after specifically being asked not to.

No one in Goodyear's office returned calls.

Tory MPs Patrick Brown, James Lunney and Carol Skelton also say their names were listed in error and they have no plans to see the film.

No, of course not.... silly people and their typos.
 
s_lone
#2
So they wanted to see a made in Canada movie about sex and they get fired?!!! WTF? I checked out the trailer and it looks like simple sex comedy, not porn. What is the problem?

sheesh...
 
Praxius
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by s_lone View Post

So they wanted to see a made in Canada movie about sex and they get fired?!!! WTF? I checked out the trailer and it looks like simple sex comedy, not porn. What is the problem?

sheesh...

The problem I see it as, is it's just typical Conservatives with Conservative Sticks shoved deep up their Conservative arses.

The film isn't illegal, it doesn't break any laws, and thus watching the movie on one's own personal time shouldn't result in them getting fired from their jobs.... they didn't make the movie, they didn't even share their opinion on the movie yet.
 
ShintoMale
#4
sexually repressed just like the Repugnants south of the border
 
lone wolf
#5
Hmm.... I wonder what magic turns up if they check the keystroke loggers on a lot of Parlaimentary PC's....
 
Colpy
#6
Personally, I see no reason why my tax dollars should be paying for any movie made.......and, considering some of the garbge "art" that has gotten gov't grants, I think it is clear we are MUCH better off getting out of the "art" business altogether.

But this is completely silly.

Come on guys, it is 2008, YPF is a main stream film.....I don't want to pay to have it made, but who the hell cares who goes to see it?

gimme a break!

Wrongful dismissal suit?

I hope so.
 
karrie
#7
What got me is, why the hell the young woman would issue a statement if they were just going to fire her anyway. I'd have clammed up and left him swinging in the wind, looking like a sexually repressed dolt.
 

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