Axl Rose, Snoop Dogg tweet support for Trailer Park Boys plea for tax credit
Rapper Snoop Dogg told his Twitter followers to 'Sign tha petition!!'
The Trailer Park Boys' efforts to draw attention to potential cuts to Nova Scotia's Film Tax Credit program are getting support from some international music stars.
Earlier this week, Finance Minister Diana Whalen openly mused about cutting the tax credit. According to Whalen, it costs the government $25 million and she says most of the companies that receive the credit do not owe taxes in Nova Scotia.
To raise awareness about the cuts, the Trailer Park Boys posted a video online in character saying they worry that if the program is cut, they'll have to move away.
Some international music heavyweights posted some thoughts on Twitter about the potential cuts.
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose posted a link to a story CBC News wrote about the campaign.
Rapper Snoop Dogg tweeted about the online petition, urging the Nova Scotia Liberals not to make cuts to the program.
Sign tha petition !! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/trailerparkboys">@trailerparkboys</a> What else can you do to help <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaveSunnyvale?src=hash">#SaveSunnyvale</a>? Sign this petition <a href="http://t.co/TBtoPWdK5s">http://t.co/TBtoPWdK5s</a>—@SnoopDogg
Over 11,000 people have signed the petition.
Actor Mike Smith, who plays Bubbles on the show, is impressed by the amount of support the campaign is receiving.
It's AMAZING to watch <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TPBFans?src=hash">#TPBFans</a> from all over the world uniting to stop <a href="https://twitter.com/NSFinance">@NSFinance</a> from making a really bad decision! <a href="http://t.co/R1IbXaiKwt">http://t.co/R1IbXaiKwt</a>—@MSmithBubbles