Cable & Telecom

Government assistance to Canada’s entertainment industry costly and inefficient: Fraser Institute

VANCOUVER – Government support of Canada’s film and television industry is expensive and fails to provide a substantial benefit to the country, according to a new study from public policy think tank The Fraser Institute.The study, The Entertainment Industries, Government Policies and Canada's National Identity, examines how the federal government uses regulations and funding to support the production of Canadian films, television, music, books and periodicals and the distribution of entertainment.  It concludes that government policies designed to support the country’s entertainment industry are, in fact, both “costly and inefficient”.Taking issue with Canadian content regulations in broadcasting and restrictions on...

Our industry and COVID-19

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