Last updated on March 23, 2011
I don’t know anything else yet, but this is the message I got from Loogaroo’s Gene Fowler just a few minutes ago:
New Brunswick just killed their tax credit.
And this came in from Rob Anderson, just now:
Finance Minister Blaine Higgs said the provincial government had been facing a $1-billion deficit if the spending trends of the past four years continued.
“Today’s budget signifies a new direction: reversing our province’s fiscal decline and restoring New Brunswickers’ priorities and trust in government,” said Higgs. “Our government has inherited a spending mess that cannot be fixed overnight. We are developing a plan to return to balanced budgets within our mandate and to encourage a growing, vibrant economy.”
*** PLEASE COME TO THE AGM TO DISCUSS THE CUT OF TAX CREDITS, AND THE POSSIBLE ELIMINATION OF NB FILM, THAT SPELLS THE END OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY IN NEW BRUNSWICK. IT IS URGENT THAT WE ARE TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO ADDRESS THESE CUTS***
Even if you are not a MEDIA NB member, please come to discuss and support.
…Where: at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton
When: Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 2:00p.m. – 8p.m.
Please contact Gia Milani at 455-8959 for more information on the AGM and for media inquiries please contact Maurice Aubin 866- 1043
From our AGM press release:
Media NB is preparing for their annual general meeting to be held at the Charlotte Street Arts Center in Fredericton on Friday April 8th.
Previously known as the APNBPA (Association des producteurs du Nouveau-Brunswick, New Brunswick Producers Association), the industry association has rebranded to Media NB in order to attract more producers from the television, animation, gaming and new media sectors.
The province has an active media content production community who is exporting their productions globally. Media NB’s objective is to create a strong common voice to represent the sectors as the province moves forward into the digital age.