At the end of March, Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. He gave a speech and then took eight questions from Michel Leblanc, the chamber’s president.
The first two — When will you balance the budget? Is it fair that some rich people pay tax rates in excess of 50 per cent? — probably didn’t surprise the minister. But the next query felt novel, if only because of how high it came in the order. Leblanc wanted to know why a Netflix subscription is exempt from the Goods and Services Tax, while domestic providers of digital content are forced to collect it?
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