Dr. Hedy Fry on supporting Canada's thriving film industry

Hedy Fry In The House
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dr. Hedy Fry on supporting Canada's thriving film industry

House of Commons  
November 1, 2016
 
Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada):  
 
"Mr. Speaker, Canada has a thriving pre- and post-production movie industry. Vancouver has seen a strong increase in the number of productions in recent years, making it the number one hub for special effects globally. Can the Minister of Canadian Heritage tell us what the government is doing to promote and support Canadian films?"
 
Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Liberal Party of Canada):  
   
"Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Vancouver Centre for her important question.
   
We know that the film industry generates billions of dollars a year in economic activity, and we believe in its potential. That is why we decided to reinvest in Telefilm Canada in the last budget.
 
Tonight, Telefilm Canada is hosting a screening of the Canadian film Two Lovers and a Bear. This film is set in Nunavut and successfully premiered at Cannes. Many of the talented creators and actors are with us today. Therefore, I really hope that you, Mr. Speaker, and all parliamentarians will be there tonight."