- NS Finance and Treasury Board
- Diana Whalen spends her budget day getting to the bottom of the old joke about how many finance ministers it takes to screw up a film industry.
Finance minister Diana Whalen may know a thing or two about numbers, but she apparently doesn't understand Nova Scotia's movie business very much. Her budget plan to gut the film industry tax incentive has local producers worried that Whalen is going to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. How much metaphorical egg-gold are we talking? Check the numbers below, gathered from sources including the Canada Council, guidelines for the film industry tax credit, a position paper from the NS motion picture industry association and Whalen's budget. You'll see a thriving sector of the economy that is in danger of becoming a shell of itself.