CTF applauds rejection of internet tax

Heritage Committee recommended expanding 5% Canadian content production levy to broadband internet

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is applauding Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly for rejecting the Heritage Committee’s recommendation to impose a new internet tax on Canadians.

“A new internet tax is a terrible idea, and would make the internet less affordable for Canadians,” said CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick, “Even worse would be using the revenue to create a new corporate welfare slush fund for the government to subsidize their favourite media outlets.”

The CTF has previously noted that taxpayers are already forced to spend billions subsidizing cultural industries, and the best way forward is fewer subsidies, not more.

– press release from CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick