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Norman Klenman
Former owner of CKVU TV in Vancouver

Of the 314 movies funded by government bodies, only one has made its money back: Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter... Let people go out and raise their own money on the viability of their ideas, talents, and ambitions. Let them owe no allegiance to the tracts and politics of funding boards. No rewrites to suit the ignorant. No attempts to please the politically correct, unimaginative bureaucrats who now dictate what projects to fund and under what conditions. No more neat propaganda for social engineering. These mandating jerks have failed 313 out of the last 314 times... Will the government learn?... Don't you believe it.

Oct. 19, 1998 - Column in The Globe and Mail