Brent Butt Humbly Asks Why Saskatchewan Would Want To Be The Only Canadian Province Without A Film Tax Credit

Perhaps one of the Saskatchewan Party’s greatest stocks-in-trade is their ability to “straight talk” to the folks in this province. You know: the folks who voted them in.

But if there’s one guy who can out folksy Brad Wall, it’s Brent Butt.

Here’s what Saskatchewan’s favourite son has to say about the Saskatchewan Party’s plan to cut the Film Employment Tax Credit. (courtesy of CBC Saskatchewan)

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4 thoughts on “Brent Butt Humbly Asks Why Saskatchewan Would Want To Be The Only Canadian Province Without A Film Tax Credit”

  1. One of the commenters on the CBC website talks about ending “race to the bottom” type situations where jurisdictions try to outbid each other to attract business. That’s an idea I could totally get behind. If provinces/countries all had a pact with each other about setting fair royalty, wage and tax rates (individual and corporate), along with occupational health & safety and environmental standards, etc; transnationals and the uber wealthy wouldn’t be able to play jurisdictions off against each other to force the most favourable deal possible. It would have to apply across the board though.

  2. Oh right, because BC-AB-SK-MB-ONT-PQ-ATL are all going to agree on some sort of across-the-board standards for labour, environmental, and royal structures/standards. That’s not even working for health care.

    The only kind of pact the do agree on now for business (TILMA) are race-to-the-bottom schemes where all we equally lower, not raise, standards, as we compete in a “global marketplace”

  3. It’s an artistic subsidy for film/TV production. Brent hits the nail on the head when he asks, why would SK want to be the only place without one? (Answer, ideology: cut off the possibility of another Prairie Giant.)

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