Blame Canada (and Enforce Those Trade Rules!)

“Out-of-work film technicians – those actors, prop men and other entertainment industry workers whose names unfurl on the screen as moviegoers scramble out of the theater – are rallying behind international trade rules to stem the flow of film and television production to Canada. With the Teamsters leading the fight, the Film and Television Action Committee… has sent 20 pages of comments to the new Unfair Trade Practices Task Force of the Commerce Department and demanded that the Bush administration take action against Canadian film subsidy programs, which have lured United States filmmakers north of the border and siphoned tens of thousands of jobs out of the country.”