People fight back against Sun Media / Harper attack on arts funding

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People fight back against Sun Media / Harper attack on arts funding

Here's the "interview" of Margie Gillis by Krista Erickson that started it all:

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/search/dance/a-lack-of-compassion/971...

 

 

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[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/complaints-about-sun-news-i... about Sun News interpretive-dance interview overwhelm watchdog[/url]

Quote:
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council national chairman Ron Cohen says his organization has received more than 4,100 complaints about a June 1 interview between host Krista Erickson and Quebec-born dancer Margie Gillis.

The council typically receives about 2,000 complaints in an entire year.

“It's the most individual complaints we've received about a single incident,” Mr. Cohen said in a telephone interview from Ottawa on Tuesday, noting that the number is only surpassed if petitions are included.

In fact, the council issued a release Tuesday asking Canadians to stop sending in complaints because the volume of letters already exceeds the council's resources.

During the interview in question, Ms. Erickson quizzed Ms. Gillis about whether it was appropriate that she receive government grants to support her dance work.

Bravo Margie Gillis and all who filed complaints!

Watch as much of the interview as you can stomach.