There is no “technology industry”
Anil Dash

The skirting of regulation — and taxation — under the label “tech” is a huge and weirdly counter-intuitive issue for governments. Currently in Canada, we have a federal government with an admirable focus on an innovation agenda. Unfortunately, that agenda seems to include a reluctance to impose playing-field leveling taxation on recent entrants into traditional market spaces. So, old-school television production companies and broadcasters toil in one context (one that includes significant taxation and regulation designed to encourage domestic production) while “tech” companies like Netflix, which are also producers and broadcasters, enjoy relative tax and regulation freedom.

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