From Michael Geist of the Toronto Star:
Behind the scenes of Ontarioâ€™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 CRTCâ€™s TalkTV hearings. Amidst the clamour for new funding, there was one voice that attracted the most attention â€” the Government of Ontario. Continue reading.