Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault on Regulating Foreign News Sites: "What's the Big Deal?" - Michael Geist
In June 2017, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage committee recommended implementing tax on Internet services in a report on media. Within minutes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about the proposal at a press conference in Montreal. Trudeau's answer - which literally came as committee chair Hedy Fry was holding a press conference on the report - was unequivocal: No. The government was not going to raise costs of Internet services with an ISP tax. The committee recommendation was minutes old and the government wasted absolutely no time in killing the proposal.