I miss Stephen Harper. Do you remember back to the last election he warned us about the Liberals bringing in a Netflix tax if they were elected?
The media mocked that idea, the Liberals denied it. In fact, during the election Cameron Ahmad, the Liberal Party spokesman, now a PMO spokesman said:
“any suggestion that the Liberal Party supports a Netflix tax is nonsense.”
When a Liberal tells you they won’t tax something, do you believe them?
You see, lots of people are cutting the cord, dumping cable subscription and using online services that aren’t subject to Canada’s broadcast regulator the CRTC, meaning they can’t force these services to kick into the Canadian Media Fund.
It proves what Ronald Reagan said about how the left views taxes: It if moves, tax it; if it keeps moving regulate it; if it stops moving, subsidize it.
The Liberals want to tax a growing and vibrant part of the economy to fund one that is fading.
Elections have consequences friends and Trudeau’s Liberals taxing you to fund their friends in the TV production business is just one of them.