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Netflix would collect and remit HST, if required (we asked)


THROUGHOUT HERITAGE Minister Mélanie Joly’s consultations on Canadian content in a digital world, the Liberal government held true to what its predecessors in charge of the country had to say about making Netflix contribute to Canadian content, somehow.Say it with me now: “No Netflix tax.” It’s a political hot potato, because Canadians don’t want an extra fee attached just to their Netflix subscription (even though there are Cancon fees built into their pay-TV subscriptions).However, what about at least forcing Netflix to charge Canadian sales tax on its service – something which over-the-top competitor CraveTV must do, because it’s a Canadian...