I’ve abandoned filmmaking. The thing that really killed it for me was the Canadian policies of film funding. It’s a real joke. And it’s the only discipline where I ended up being a beggar. You sit in front of these script specialists who are hired by Telefilm Canada to justify why they won’t give you money. They say there’s a fundamental structural problem in your film script and that’s why you’re not getting any money this year. You say, “C’mon guys, you’re just using that as an excuse for the fact that my films don’t sell as much tickets as a blockbuster comedy.” I don’t want to deal with these guys anymore. You don’t want to beg; you don’t want to crawl. Why should I crawl to be funded?
— Robert Lepage on film funding in Canada - CBC News - Rhapsody in Blue