Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR12 - (Alta-Movie-Grants)

EDMONTON. x-09s. Culture Minister Ricardo Miranda is responding to criticism from the auditor general over the grant program for Alberta T-V and movie productions. The auditor says Miranda's department knew for two years that some producers were abusing the grant process, but did nothing. In fact, the auditor says the government continued to give the rule-breakers more grant money. Miranda says it was not easy to disentangle the rule-breakers from the different numbered companies and production groups.

("...for the grant.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The auditor says some producers hired people outside Alberta or, in one case, paid three salaries to one person. Miranda says a revised program introduced last week has the controls to make sure Alberta grant money is spent to benefit Alberta. …

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