Liam Neeson won’t be able to bring his infamous “particular set of skills” to Canada, thanks to political correctness.
Legendary Metis Canadian actor Tom Jackson was cast in the role, making it a diverse production. But even still, Parks Canada told the location manager of the film that the movie didn’t align with Parks Canada’s values and priorities.
If the roles were reversed—Neeson played the bad guy and Jackson played the aboriginal detective—it seems like the government would be fine with it.
Take a look at some National Film Board grant recipients and you’ll find that not all arms of the government mind controversy in film.
In fact, in some cases it’s desirable.
But not for Parks Canada, which protects our public spaces by picking and choosing which fictional storylines are allowed to be shot there.
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