More to film tax credits than meets the eye

Higher taxes in other provinces must be taken into account

Re: Movie business feeling the squeeze (News, Jan. 18)

The film industry of B.C. seems to think that because Ontario and Quebec receive better tax credits, they are losing ground in the struggle to entice production companies to come here to our province for filming.

This could very well be true, but let them remember that both Ontario and Quebec have higher provincial taxes than those in B.C. Ontario’s finances are in a shambles and Premier Dalton McGuinty is quitting, and Quebec is no glowing example for the way a province should be run. Perhaps giving out generous tax credits has a lot to do with the financial situation in both provinces.

Bob Beckwith

Victoria