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Budget devotes new funding to CRTC and to journalism initiatives

Media | 04/07/2022 4:07 pm EDT

In a federal government that is mostly targeted towards new spending on housing and defense, there were a handful of new spending commitments related to the telecommunications and broadcast sectors. The budget pledges $8.5 million over two years to the CRTC for the...

‘Level playing field’ for digital services: C.D. Howe

Media | 02/23/2017 5:46 pm EST

The federal government should require foreign providers of digital services to remit tax on sales in the jurisdiction where the final customer is located, the C.D. Howe Institute said. In a report released Thursday containing suggestions for the federal government ahead of the release of the 2017 budget, C.D. Howe said the measure would increase annual revenue by about $200 million and “level the playing field for domestic and foreign providers of digital products and services in Canada.” The issue of taxing foreign digital services has been raised as...

Joly non-committal on $150M in extra funding for CBC

Media | 02/02/2016 10:08 pm EST

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is refusing to specify that the CBC will receive the $150 million in extra funding the Liberal government promised during last year’s election, despite receiving questions on the subject from...