From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
Link: Nobody will watch TV out of patriotism
Now, itâ€™s fair to say that the funding of Canadian TV is an enormously complex business. An army of lawyers and accountants earn a good living interpreting all the rules. Iâ€™ve heard from several experts and the upshot of the feedback is that there has been a false alarm. One expert told me, â€œThe CRTC simply decided to align the funding rules for the CIPFs (Certified Independent Productions Funds) with its â€œnormalâ€ rules for a Canadian program and with CAVCOâ€™s (Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office) â€œnormalâ€ rules (which are in the Income Tax Act of Canada) for the Canadian film or video production film tax credit â€“ that is, a minimum of six out of 10 Canadian points.â€ Continue reading.