The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

March 11, 2014 08:15 ET

Media Advisory/The Fraser Institute: Should Taxpayers Prop Up Canada's Entertainment Industry? New Study Coming Wednesday, March 12

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 11, 2014) - While the CRTC targets a trio of X-rated cable channels for failing to supply sufficient levels of Canadian content, the Fraser Institute will release a new study Wednesday, March 12, examining government support and regulation of Canada's entertainment industry.

The study, The Entertainment Industries, Government Policies and Canada's National Identity, focuses on the production and distribution of Canadian film, television, music and literature, and the costs to Canadian taxpayers.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The study will also be available as a free PDF download at

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

Contact Information

  • Steven Globerman
    Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
    Kaiser Professor of International Business,
    Western Washington University
    604-688-0221 ext. 578 / 360-393-8008

    Mark Hasiuk
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (604) 688-0221 ext. 517