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Arts and Entertainment, Society

First Quebec produced Netflix feature to premiere at film festival

A Netflix financed Quebec film is set to premiere at the 38th edition of Les Rendez-vous Quebéc Cinema in Montreal, which starts on Feb. 26, and runs until March 7.  The film called Jusqu’au declin, or The Decline in english,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Netflix not taxed by Canadian government

The Canadian government lost an estimated $169 million from streaming companies in 2017 because it did not tax them, according to a report from the auditor general. Other analysts estimate hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue could have» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Netflix sci-fi series used real footage of Lac-Mégantic disaster

Makers of the Netflix original sci-fi series Travelers have had to apologize and promise to edit out a few seconds of footage after it emerged that they had used real-life images of the Lac-Mégantic train disaster in a scene depicting a» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

E-Commerce: To Tax, or (if elections loom), not to tax

To Tax (or if elections loom) or not to tax A policy paper by a House of Commons Committee has recommended, amongst other things, a tax on E-Commerce services. The idea is an effort to level the e-commerce field for» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Netflix series on teen suicide raises concerns

Parents and mental health advocates are expressing concern over a popular new Netflix series about a teenaged girl who kills herself leaving behind tapes explaining why she did it. The series contains graphic scenes of sexual violence, self-harm, and the» 

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More Canadians cutting cable

Canadians are getting rid of their cable television in record numbers, reports Canadian Press (CP). A report by the Convergence Consulting Group says 190,000 people dropped the service in 2015. That’s 80 per cent more than did in the previous»