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Quebec legislature votes to tax Netflix

Media | 10/04/2017 2:46 pm EDT

The Quebec national assembly voted Tuesday to impose provincial sales tax on foreign digital services, including Netflix Inc.’s over-the-top (OTT) service. The legislature unanimously passed a motion that “the National Assembly ask the Government to ensure that,...

Quebec ready to tax Netflix: culture minister

Media | 09/22/2017 3:55 pm EDT

If the federal government isn’t willing to impose taxes on foreign over-the-top (OTT) services, Quebec is willing to do so itself, Le Devoir quoted Quebec culture minister Luc Fortin as saying Thursday. He said Quebec would be willing to impose its provincial sales tax on subscriptions to Netflix Inc.’s service, the newspaper said in a report Friday. A coalition of more than 30 cultural groups praised Fortin’s comments in a press release the same day, writing that it “shares the Minister's position that nations must apply a consistent regulatory framework for all parties,...

‘No compromise’ on NAFTA cultural exemptions: ministers

Media | 08/23/2017 5:27 pm EDT

Canada’s heritage and culture ministers are of one mind when it comes to...

CRTC licence decision sent back to drawing board

Media | 08/14/2017 5:55 pm EDT

A controversial CRTC decision that creative groups said would negatively affect the production of Canadian content will be sent back to the CRTC for reconsideration by the federal cabinet, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly...

Péladeau criticizes CRTC for TVA licence changes

Media | 07/21/2017 4:04 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau is chastising the CRTC for its May 15 decision involving...

Joly ‘studying’ CRTC licence decision after criticism

Media | 05/30/2017 1:36 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly told a parliamentary...