Support for Toronto’s film and television industry

City Council approved a motion to oppose the Federal government’s Bill C10, which would allow tax credits to be denied to productions deemed to have "offensive content." Canadian law and the current tax credit system already require Canadian productions to meet high standards of quality and decency. Under the new bill, productions approved for tax credits would have to return the funds if their final product did not meet with government approval, making it even more difficult to attract financial backers. Council also voted in favour of asking the Federal government to conduct a nationwide consultation with industry stakeholders on the implications of the proposal prior to implementing any change to the tax credit system. In 2006, production companies spent more than $704 million filming on location in Toronto, and more than 35,000 people are employed in the city’s film and television industry.