Dave Rand called in during a BC radio show discussing film subsidies. He’s posted a video with commentary on the issue:
Yesterday the BC government released it’s latest budget. On page 117 you can see how much the film subsidies cost just for 2012/2013: A whopping $437 Million!
Posted above is an updated chart on how much has been spent in BC on film subsidies over the years. It’s important to remember this doesn’t even include the federal amount taxpayers pay that is stacked on top of this! Meanwhile, BC is cutting higher education funding by $46 Million and increasing taxes by $327 Million. Health insurance premiums are also hiked.