Cable & Telecom

Quebec’s “Netflix tax” brings in $15.5M in Q1

QUEBEC CITY – The province of Quebec’s decision to force foreign companies doing business digitally in Canada, its so-called “Netflix tax”, increased revenue coming into provincial coffers by $15.5 million in the first quarter of the 2019 calendar year, the province has announced (it's the government's fiscal Q4, however).This is more than double the revenue which the government originally expected. The QST rate for Québec is 9.975%, applied to the tracked digital revenue sources of $155.4 million in the quarter and is paid by Quebec residents (so this is coming from a lot more companies than just Netflix).As of April...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.