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Honourable Minister, In contrast to the many phone calls and letters you’ve received in recent days, I am not contacting you as a concerned member of the Nova Scotia film industry, but rather, as a concerned owner of one of the province’s many small businesses. My name is Jack Craft, and for the past ten years I’ve owned and operated a little antiques store in Halifax called Finer Things. My intent with this letter is to avoid arguing over numbers…math never was my strong suit, and perhaps that’s why I never got into politics. In the world of politics, numbers mean everything; whether it be votes, legislative sessions, or dollars and cents, everything is quantified through numbers, and although my grasp of the government process is base level at best, I do know all too well that when it comes to budgets in particular, NUMBERS reign supreme. And I guess this is precisely where things begin to go sideways for the Nova Scotia film industry. Because, you see, those numbers you examined before making a decision on the Film Tax Credit do not tell the full tale. Although the numbers are impressive in their own right, they do not reflect how much money this industry truly injects into the provincial economy. Up front, we see the wages, production costs and insurances associated with such an undertaking, but what about all the ancillary activities associated with a production? This can easily be illustrated with my own little business – set decorators and prop buyers frequent our store. For example, let’s say they purchase an antique wing chair for CBC’s Book of Negroes production. I get paid for that chair. A local truck is rented to transport that chair. A local gas station is paid to gas up the truck to transport that chair. A local upholsterer is paid to re-upholster that chair. While transporting that chair to the shoot, the delivery men grab lunch at a local restaurant. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this. That one small transaction benefitted no less than five local merchants. The spin-offs this industry creates are tremendous, and have a positive effect on so many fronts. What is most unfortunate is that it is these spin-offs that are not reflected in your numbers. The good news is that decisions are rarely set in stone. Decisions can be un-done, and there is no better time than now to pause and re-assess. Sincerely, Jack Craft Owner, Finer Things Antiques Halifax
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