Screen Nova Scotia, a group representing film, television and digital media players, is now being joined by a senior partner of the consulting firm whose research was cited by the province in disputing the financial justification behind the government’s decision to slash the credit.
In a document handed out by Nova Scotia Finance Department staff during the budget lockup, the government cites numbers from a 2014 economic report produced by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). Production facts and figures used in the report were provided by the Toronto-based consulting firm Nordicity.
“We say it generates a lot of activity in the province and that activity employs people and they pay taxes,” Nordicity senior partner Peter Lyman said. “Generally, it’s a very good return.”
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