From Michael Geist of the Toronto Star:
Behind the scenes of Ontario’s campaign for a Netflix tax
Despite the fact that a Netflix tax would yield less than one per cent of the annual expenditures on Canadian television financing (about $15 million dollars in support for a sector that spent $2.3 billion last year), most content groups called for mandatory Canadian content contribution funding from online video providers during the CRTC’s TalkTV hearings. Amidst the clamour for new funding, there was one voice that attracted the most attention — the Government of Ontario. Continue reading.