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Sask. Premier Brad Wall says little on letter boosting film industry

Letter sent with delegation to LA film community in 2011
Reported by Natalie Geddes
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Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall cut questions with reporters short when asked about a letter he wrote to the Los Angeles film community just last year.

The letter has his picture and his signature, but the message sounds like nothing the premier has said in recent months.

In the letter he calls the Saskatchewan film industry a “vital component of our province's growing economy.”

Months later his government would have a severe turn around and erase the employment tax credit that many have called integral to the industry. The premier and his ministers have repeated again and again the decision had to be made in order to keep the country’s only balanced budget.

In Wall's letter he wrote that Saskatchewan’s film industry has experienced incredible growth in the past 25 years.

When asked what changed in the last year the premier said that growth in the industry had fallen off significantly.

Scanned copy of letter Premier Wall sent with film delegation to L.A. last year