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The House of Commons committee on international trade recommends that the government level the playing field between Canadian businesses and foreign-based Internet giants.
Columnist says the idea that sales or value-added taxes should apply across the board, without exceptions, is standard economics.
Close the Loophole – The Deductibility of Foreign Internet Advertising was the topic of discussion by Parliamentarians at a special breakfast event on the Hill on April 24.
The thesis of this paper is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Income Tax Act (ITA).
More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have announced a set of principles that included a declaration that they would not help any government mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises from anywhere.”
Tech insider: "We cannot have a society where when two people wish to communicate, the only way it can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.”
An email obtained by the Star from Facebook Canada’s public policy team invited members of the House of Commons’ Ethics committee to meet privately with the company before their public testimony.
Columnist says individual Canadians, and our corporations, are suffering from Ottawa’s infatuation with Facebook, Google and Netflix.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says Google, Facebook and the other tech giants constitute the biggest threat to Canada’s independence and cultural sovereignty since Hollywood.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says while rest of the world is pushing back against anti-competitive, tax-avoiding, democracy-flouting, privacy invading corporations such as Facebook, the Trudeau Liberals have yet to take any meaningful action.
The author believes the future of Quebec television production requires a change of paradigm. The real challenge of the Netflix model lies in the way it has altered how we consume television. By investing in Quebec TV production, the model also presents incredible opportunities to reach international audiences.
Amid allegations that the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was improperly accessed as part of a plot to influence voters ahead of the U.S. election, Canada’s Public Safety minister says the social media giant could be more forthcoming with governments when it comes to information about data security.
‘Google is not the oracle of absolute truth’: Digital giant reckons with its responsibility to journalism by Susan Krashinsky Robertson
Columnist says that with all the hoax headlines, election meddling, clickbait and conspiracy theories, the internet is starting to look more like a misinformation superhighway – and that's a problem for the digital giants who make billions of dollars a year off that ecosystem and are now facing pressure over its misuse.
FRIENDS has reached out to Canada's Premiers appealing for them to urge Ottawa to close the tax loophole that encourages Canadian advertisers to spend on foreign online platforms, 80% of which ($4.4 billion per year) travels down a tax-free express lane straight to Google and Facebook in the US.
FRIENDS' second phase intervention on the CRTC's call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models.
Daniel Bernhard has been appointed to the position of Executive Director and Spokesperson of the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
The Fairplay Coalition, including the media unions Unifor, ACTRA, IATSE, and the Director’s Guild, says they want a stop to the job-killing drain of $500 million annually from the Canadian movie and TV industry.
Giant American companies such as Google, Facebook, YouTube and many others are sucking the lifeblood out of Canada’s media economy – threatening the very future of our local TV, newspapers and radio stations – even hurting the CBC. A loophole in Canada’s tax system is actually making this happen.
In Canada, where there are net neutrality laws in place, the American dismantling of net neutrality potentially means Canadians will feel some of the changes, even with these laws in existence here.