Mr. Speaker, on a different topic and graver note, a homosexual group funded by the federal government is guilty of gross intolerance toward a Toronto Sun columnist.
Last December Christina Blizzard of the Sun wrote a story questioning whether public funding should be going to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, a group which advertises live sex acts and violent sado-masochistic seminars.
The actors reacted by encouraging members to spit on Ms. Blizzard. They tried to storm the Sun Building to present her with a mock award depicting a bloody mallet. In her own neighbourhood they erected wanted posters of her filled with lies and allegations.
They directed a violent play against Ms. Blizzard entitled "Dinner with Christina" which suggested that what she and other people like her they really needed was to be raped late at night in an alley. This disgusting behaviour by Buddies in Bad Times was made possible by $60,000 a year in Canada Council grants.
I urge the minister not to hide behind the arms length principle and immediately initiate an evaluation of the organizations currently funded by the Canada Council.