Trailer Park Boys, Cathy Jones protest outside N.S. legislature
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:45AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:03PM EDT
HALIFAX - Members of Nova Scotia's film and television industry including actors from the Trailer Park Boys are rallying outside the provincial legislature today to protest a proposed cut to a tax credit.
People in the film and TV sector say the $24 million annual incentive should be left untouched because it is vital to their industry.
The Liberal government has proposed cutting the tax credit to $6 million as of July 1, saying it can't afford to keep it as it is.
The entertainment industry would also have access to a $6 million creative sector fund under changes announced in last week's budget.
Some people working in the industry met with Finance Minister Diana Whalen on Tuesday and said they felt a compromise can be reached to resolve the dispute.
At the rally today in Halifax, actor Jonathan Torrens -- who co-hosted Street Cents and has starred as the character J-Roc in the Trailer Park Boys -- called on the government to change course.