Did Ottawa give a grant to edit pornographic films?

Montreal company claims government is funding adult industry job

Did the Conservative government give a grant to a Montreal film company to train people to edit pornographic films? The Globe and Mail’s Ottawa Notebook is questioning whether the same government that tried a year ago to prevent money from flowing to movies they considered obscene is actually offering such a grant, as ads on Kijiji and another classified website claim. The ads call for a “Final Cut Video Editor” who is under 30 years old, is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, has a university degree and graduated within the previous semester. Why? The ad explains, “The Canadian Government is sponsoring this job position.” The ad also says: “This job is in the Adult industry. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not apply.” When the Globe e-mailed the address listed in the ad, the respondent refused to identify the name of the company or the grant program from which they received funding. After getting the runaround from the Human Resources and Skills Development and Heritage departments, the Globe tracked down the Montreal address and found a company called Hot G Vibe that sells adult sex equipment online. Hot G Vibe said they don’t make pornographic films, but they do make “exclusive videos” to demonstrate the use of their products. As of now, there is no actual proof that a government grant was awarded. Although both Heritage and HRSDC disclose the names of grant recipients, the most recent disclosures are for the period ending on April 30, so the Globe will have to wait for the next round.

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