OTTAWA, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian talent was in the limelight at
the 86th Academy Awards, as our artists and creators were showcased among the
best in the world.
Canadian artists and creators received well-deserved recognition,
proving once again that our country has earned its prominent reputation
in the film industry.
Our Government knows that the Canadian film industry contributes to the
vitality of our cultural life and is an important sector of our
economy. In 2012-2013, the efforts of talented people working in film
and television production in Canada helped generate $5.82 billion for
the economy and employed approximately 127,700 Canadians. I'm very
proud of our talented filmmakers and pleased that our Government
provides them with support. Every year, we invest more than
$600 million in our audiovisual sector through Telefilm Canada, the
National Film Board of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts and tax
Congratulations to all the Canadians whose achievements and dedication
were applauded at the 86th Academy Awards.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages