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Quebec may act and impose sales tax on Netflix


Netflix has said it would, if askedQUEBEC CITY – Both the Quebec Minister of Culture, Luc Fortin, and Finance Minister Carlos Leitao, told reporters Tuesday they want to force Netflix to collect sales tax from users in the province, according to several reports.While one immediately wonders why, if they’re worried about fairness, they wouldn’t just allow competing Canadian services to drop the provincial sales taxes they are currently collecting, the issue has been a serious hot button since federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced her new vision for Canadian content – in conjunction with a $500 million promise to invest...