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Tax all digital services or none, committee hears

Media | 05/31/2016 7:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Witnesses in the latest round of hearings in the House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage committee’s study of the media and local communities asked parliamentarians to level the playing field when it comes to taxes on digital services. “Currently, foreign suppliers of digital products and services, such as online news and entertainment services, music, movies and software, are not required to collect or remit HST and provincial sales tax as similar Canadian firms are obliged to do,” Bernard Lord, president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications...