October 12, 2017

Federal NDP, Quebec Liberals “team up” in Netflix tax cash grab

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

New Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is already backtracking on a promise his party made during the 2015 federal election.

Diverging from both the Liberal and Conservative parties, Singh is promising to impose a sales tax on Netflix if given a mandate in 2018. 

In addition to costing Canadians, this particular reversal will also drive away private business.

Foreign companies like Netflix are exempt from Canadian sales tax so reneging on this would result in millions of Canadian consumers paying the price.

The NDP's Netflix tax would add roughly $2 per month to a consumer's subscription.

Quebec’s Liberal government claims they’re losing up to $20 million from the 1.2 to 1.45 million households that use the service, so they’re pushing for this tax and have made it a hotly contested issue.

A joint statement released by the NDP’s Heritage and Finance critics asserts their flip-flop is in the name of fairness, but seeing a brand new NDP leader take an entirely different position on an issue all three parties agreed to should raise some eyebrows.

It seems the federal NDP and Quebec Liberals are teaming up for their own gain by causing Canadians pain.

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commented 2017-10-17 17:25:12 -0400
“New Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is already backtracking on a promise his party made during the 2015 federal election”. My gosh. Who voted for this man? The NDP is just another arm of the Liberal party. This man voted in favour of M-103. Why are people surprised that he too is reneging on his promises. Must be a record as far as how quickly he has done so, though. If they do invoke this tax, I will just quit subscribing to NexFlix. The Canadian version is so sparse anyways.

They are already taxing the air we breath and this is just another grab to pay for their reckless spending and sending our money abroad to support Trudeau’s pet projects. None of which I support.

Singh is just another Liberal lackey in NDP clothing.
commented 2017-10-14 20:26:10 -0400
Robert evens… It doesn’t make it right.!!

I thought the whole idea of decent government was to write the wrongs and serve the will of the people… Just because we’ve been saddled with bullshit since 1967 that don’t make it right but it does make it something that needs to be addressed and change for the better.!!
commented 2017-10-14 15:00:07 -0400
Watch the Federal Lieberals jump on this bandwagon soon. All those Netflix subscribers are just tax cheats anyways….right?
commented 2017-10-14 03:08:53 -0400
Leviticus 20:13,

You have been paying for film and television “propaganda” as you say since 1967. This isn’t some new thing in Canada.

The Netflix deal is so much better than what we previously had in Canada for filmmakers, television producers, etc.
commented 2017-10-14 00:40:57 -0400
Robert Evans… Surely you are not so blind that you cannot see that we are now paying for our own propaganda leading to our demise that will follow it.. You liberal trolls would be humourous except that you’re not.!!
commented 2017-10-13 20:12:47 -0400
John Stirling,

You have been already paying for your entire life. You won’t be paying as much now.
commented 2017-10-13 20:10:42 -0400
The $500 Million Netflix deal is a fantastic thing for Canada and the Canadian entertainment industry.

It is also money that won’t be coming out of tax payers pockets like it has previously, so regardless if you care or not about this, you certainly shouldn’t have a problem with it. It also gives us a real shot to compete with the rest of the world when it comes to film, television and the arts.
commented 2017-10-13 11:06:48 -0400
It is the federal governments job to level the playing field? They didn’t just say that did they? Do none of these people remember what living in a free democratic society was like, when individual freedoms and small government were considered our friends? Get out of the way and stay out of the way. The drain we are circling is a totalitarian hell hole.
commented 2017-10-13 10:35:21 -0400
Netflix is one of my few escapes from crushing Canadian entertainment mediocrity. I always wanted to look west where the teevee sits. Time for that window.
commented 2017-10-13 09:34:22 -0400
I was thinking of getting Netflix but now that the government is intent on forcing so called Canadian content on this service, I won’t bother. The idiot box is certainly living up to its name, with all the constant gender bender messaging, and promoting women like we are some kind of super heroes, while destroying the real ones, is beyond the pale.
commented 2017-10-13 02:29:49 -0400
This is not the Canada that the founding fathers of this nation envisioned for the future of the country..!!!
commented 2017-10-13 00:51:53 -0400
Oh Holly! That deal Netflix made with the Liberals for Canadian content; I just received notice from Netflix that they were raising my rate $1.00 per month. WE get to pay for more crap Canadian content that can’t pay it’s own way and I won’t watch!!!
commented 2017-10-13 00:48:35 -0400
This meant as an action to shut down NetFlix in Canada.

This leaves on those services offered by Canada’s cable providers, CraveTV in particular.

And Canada’s media choices dwindle that much more, and control becomes that much more pronounced.
commented 2017-10-13 00:25:19 -0400
And Andrew Scheer as usual is as quiet as a church mouse. Except of course when he’s apologizing to Liberal environment ministers.
commented 2017-10-12 22:09:10 -0400
“Taxman”

(1,2,3,4

Hrmm!

1,2…

1,2,3,4.)

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet

Taxman!
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

Don’t ask me what I want it for (Aahh Mr. Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more (Aahh Mr. Heath)
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

And you’re working for no one but me
Taxman!
commented 2017-10-12 21:59:34 -0400
Hi Holly. Thanks for fighting against taxes on things we love, such as Netflix and beer.
commented 2017-10-12 21:44:38 -0400
Ketih Barnes, I posted this on another thread about Netflix . Re-posting tonight.
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented 3 months ago
If Gerald Butts nudges Trudeau in this direction, that’s all it would take for him to add this tax…he has mis-spent billions and can’t see a way out of the hole. You watch, at some point he will devise a plan to tax the air we breathe, inhalations can also make money! Exhalations are covered already!
commented 2017-10-12 20:10:17 -0400
How long before NDP and Liberals put a Tax on persons who Break Wind, the louder the Break the higher the tax. In the near future we will all be walking around with a Fart Meter stuck up our Jacksie’s.

Perhaps I should not have said that, Trudeau may take it seriously.
commented 2017-10-12 19:55:27 -0400
And next year comes wage and price controls
commented 2017-10-12 19:50:58 -0400
Very easy to dump it, Netflix will be the one crying the blues.
commented 2017-10-12 19:38:09 -0400
Yay us, now we got a greedy commie hiding under an orange turban, yawn , wake me up when this one disappears up his own butt like all the previous dipper leaders.
commented 2017-10-12 19:16:26 -0400
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I HAVEN’T WATCHED NET FLEX FOR A YEAR AND I WOULDN’T MISS IT I’VE SEEN MOST OF THE MOVIES I WANTED AND SEEN ALL THE TV SHOWS. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO WATCH TV AND MOVIES FOR FREE WHEN THEY PUT A TAX ON NET FLEX I CUT THEM OFF I’M PAYING TOO MUCH FOR WHAT THEY ARE SELLING NOW.