Never wanted to tax Netflix: Wynne
Wynne insisted on Friday that she has been clear from the beginning on the issue of taxing Netflix.
“We never had any intention of bringing in new taxes or regulations,” she said Friday. “I have no idea where or why Stephen Harper would make that an issue.”
University of Ottawa Law Professor Michael Geist, in an article published in the Toronto Star in March, said Freedom of Information documents show Ontario government officials prepared a submission to the CRTC that supported a Netflix tax, putting considerable effort into preparing that position.
Such a fee could be added to the cost of Netflix and YouTube to fund Canadian content.
According to Geist, the Ontario government hit pause and then rewind after its proposal became controversial.