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Canada digital tax affects Netflix


The Canadian government will consider a new digital tax that would see Netflix required to set aside five per cent of its gross revenues.

A consultation enthusiastically opened by heritage minister Melanie Joly and titled “Canadian content in a digital world” closed last week, but may not have produced the results she was looking for.

The intent was to come up with new ideas for how the country can encourage the creation and export of Canadian content in the modern digital world. But in what appears to be a coordinated response, the Canadian content industry has asked for existing taxes to be simply extended to cover Netflix.

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