June 19, 2018

Toronto city councillor takes aim at smoking in films — Are car chases next?

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

Lefty Toronto city councillor Joe Mihevic is at it again this time demanding that any cinematic content depicting smoking be rated 18-A.

In Ontario, the 18-A rating is typically slapped on films that depict explicit violence, frequent coarse language, sexual activity and horror. Thus, in his role as public health board chair, Mihevic wants films re-classified if a character takes a drag on a Marlboro.

Mihevic explains it this way in a Toronto Star article:

We did [smoking restrictions] with restaurants, hospitals, workplaces, and now this is the new frontier. This is not about the nanny state, this is about a state that cares about the well-being of its residents.

Actually, a state that overly cares about the well-being of its residents is the very definition of a nanny state.

And does anyone really want to see local yokel city councillors deciding what cinematic content is appropriate for the great unwashed masses? Today it’s cigarettes, tomorrow car chases!

As Health Board Chair, Joe should stick to making sure the water is drinkable and restaurants operate in a sanitary fashion.

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commented 2018-06-19 16:11:11 -0400
And, proof once more that those “stupid rays” are still eminating from the CN Tower…
commented 2018-06-19 16:03:02 -0400
“Mihevic explains it this way in a Toronto Star article:
We did [smoking restrictions] with restaurants, hospitals, workplaces, and now this is the new frontier. This is not about the nanny state, this is about a state that cares about the well-being of its residents.”"

Nice lie, it is about control and taxes.
https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/1110/5-products-that-cost-way-more-in-canada.aspx
cigarettes are taxed heavily in Canada, with the cost of cigarettes boasting taxes of 63 to 79% compared to New Yorkers, for example, who only pay 38%.

You ban cigarettes but legalize marijuana – unbelievable the hypocrisy you Leftards continually exhibit.

https://www.bmj.com/content/313/7070/1450
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/the-nazis-forgotten-anti-smoking-campaign/373766/
commented 2018-06-19 15:45:02 -0400
What happened to the good old days when people just minded their own effing business?
commented 2018-06-19 15:29:12 -0400
Joe Mihevic is an ass-hat from way back. The fact that this fool is a councilor speaks volumes about the state of Toronto politics.
commented 2018-06-19 14:00:59 -0400
It’s 1984 all over againWill the socialist warriors censor all those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons next? I can foresee a time when all entertainment will be propaganda about inclusiveness and tolerance, except of course for anything Christian and conservatives. And we’ll all have to have our two minute hate and love Big Brother.