Posted on Mar 26, 2021
NDP Critic for Culture Nicole Goehring issued the following statement in response to the Film and Television Tax Credit announcement made today:
“I’m pleased to hear that the per-production cap has been removed in the Film and Television Tax Credit. However, today’s announcement does not remove the overall budget cap, keeping Alberta steps behind other jurisdictions.
“When this credit was created, the film and television industry told the UCP that a cap on the overall budget would hinder Alberta’s ability to be competitive in the market. The juried system that the UCP has with this credit will pick winners and losers during a time that we should be opening our doors to all productions, big and small, to help in our economic recovery.
“The UCP must make this program a true tax credit, and remove the overall budget cap so Alberta can have a competitive advantage on the world stage.”