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Committee’s ISP tax proposal a non-starter: PM

News | 06/15/2017 4:29 pm EDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in December 2016./Hill Times photo by Jake Wright.

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee recommendation to expand the five-per-cent contribution broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) are required to make to the Canadian Media Fund to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) was dead on arrival Thursday, with both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly roundly denouncing the suggestion shortly after the committee report was tabled.

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