Nearly A Third Of Prairie Dog Readers Have Never Seen A Movie (Or Aren’t Sure If They Have)

Our poll question right now is “Looks like Saskatchewan will soon be the only place in North America without a tax credit program for filmmakers. Have you ever watched a movie?”

You can vote on the right side of the page. Also, there’s an ongoing discussion about prairie dog’s clever poll question in the comments, here.

Speaking of stuff on the right side of stuff, (segue alert!), given that five of the 16 respondents have never seen a movie (or aren’t sure if they have), I’m guessing our poll has had some visits from staffers at the conservative Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation. Who else doesn’t watch movies? The CTF, if you don’t know, is an anti-government, pro-big business lobby group that pretends to represent ordinary Canadians. CTF spokespeople are often interviewed by other media outlets. They always want public employees to take pay and pension cuts, bash arts spending and even lobby for schools should be closed. Lovely people.

Why, here’s the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation explaining why Saskatchewan should get rid of its film tax credit, which will probably kill the Saskatchewan film industry. So if you  own a small business that’s got business from a film production (maybe you’re a pub, or a caterer, or a clothing store, or a hair stylist, or you’ve rented suites or hotel rooms to visiting film crews), remember to thank the CTF for their hard work shutting this industry down. They’re doing it for you.

That is, if “you” are one of the undisclosed people or organizations who fund the CTF’s relentless campaign against the public interest.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

6 thoughts on “Nearly A Third Of Prairie Dog Readers Have Never Seen A Movie (Or Aren’t Sure If They Have)”

  1. What a joke – the production quality alone makes an arguement for the film industry, never mind the fantasy math.

  2. Dear Strange Looking Fellow,

    Please draw me up the graphic on your high tech grease board making the same comparison for any tax credits given to some other industries like oil, potash, uranium or agriculture.

  3. False and misleading indeed, but I’m glad that the CTF has finally spoken up.

    Up until this point I had seen no media coverage on who has been lobbying for the program cut.

    Hopefully this will introduce a whole new constituency to the destructive work of the CTF.

  4. This is the same CTF who claimed two years ago Taylor Field needed only $6 million in repairs? They’re as good understanding business as they are in engineering.

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