Quebec says it will tax Netflix even without federal government support

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  • clee666

    I’m confused. Netflix isn’t paying the provincial sales tax… Netflix users are… We are proud to pay the most taxes….

    • John

      Netflix’s concern is that the increased total cost will lead to less revenue if people cancel or don’t sign up to begin with. Businesses generally prefer that their products and services are subject to as little in extra costs as possible. Obviously, many consumers feel the same.

    • clee666

      but it’s still the consumers that are getting taxed, not Netflix

  • clee666

    The Quebec government is confused between the ‘Netflix tax’ and the sales tax

  • Anonymous Agent

    Ya good luck with that Quebec. As Netflix isn’t a Canadian Company which you can’t tax a company from a different country nor is Netflix a Canadian product. Federal Government said no cause they knew they wouldn’t be able to nor would Netflix agree to it. Poor Quebec always making bad decisions just like their ridiculous clothing law to make women not able to cover their face. Hello I might be covering my face when it’s winter time with a scuff cause it may be to cold on my face you gonna fine me too. Poor Quebec that province is so messed up. Doesn’t like to play nice with the rest of Canada always thinking they have a right to be separate from the Federal government decisions.

    • John Lofwire

      Hey if i go to a store i want to be served by someone i can see fully.

      Face give up emotion and permit someone to see if the other ppl are lying.

      So if you want to work with ppl show your face.
      I dont give a rat *** if you cover your face at home or outside when you walk ect.
      but if you are serving me ( cashier , bus driver , ect ) or if you need to be identified by a card with a picture ( drivers lisence , bus card ect ) Well you got to show your face.

    • Anonymous Agent

      By Canadian Law it’s unconstitutional by discrimination based on Religion. So Quebec’s legislation on this will be closed pretty quickly. If not Quebec will face thousands of lawsuits in federal court for discrimination. We have charter of rights and freedoms that all provinces and territories must follow.

    • John Lofwire

      Like to deflect much do you?

      How to verify someone identity if you cannot see the face?

      dont forget when constitution was made we did not had the real life issues we have now.

      I beleive a middle ground can exist.
      I am not against it everywhere like some crazy extremist.

      But i am for it in specific moment.

      IF i go to a store and the store clerk wont show me there face i will tell them to go to hell as i dont trust someone i cannot see.

      If i have a clients that i need to verify is identity ( an example en employee of one of the business i serve that come by to get the device ) well sorry but if you dont show your face and ID with picture you can go to hell.

      So enuf deflection and lets be logical.
      Constitution can and should be changed.

      Now… tell me how what i just said is discrimination.

    • John

      Regardless of religion, you don’t have the right to force someone to show you their face. Don’t do business with people who don’t, if you wish. That’s where your rights begin and end.

    • Marshall Davidson

      What has this got to do with the story here huh? And I don’t agree with you either. Quebec can invoke Section 33 and I sure as hell hope they do. If women want to wear a burqa then go back to where they came from. Plain and simple. It boggles the mind that something so oppressive would be embraced in Canada when they ostensibly immigrated here to escape such oppression in the first place.
      There is no unlimited right to freedom of religion in this country.

    • Anonymous Agent

      It’s not oppression. It’s part of their religion. And if you speak to any of these women who wear the burka they are proud to be wearing it as they embrace their religion. Some who are here take it off cause they choose not to be a religious person no longer. Just like how a Catholic person may or may not want to wear a cross necklace or not want to go to church. Everyone has a right to choose what religion they want to be part of and a right not to be part of. It’s called Freedom people. Every human being as freedoms as a human being. If they want to wear a burka that’s their right. Same as you have a right to wear shoes if you want to. Or a jewish person wearing the headdress and curly sidetails. Or a Indian man wearing his headdress as well. Stop being a person who discriminates.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Comparing a full face covering to a crucifix worn around the neck is about as asinine as it gets. One is a hindrance to the ability of these women to interact with the society they live in while the other has no bearing whatsoever on such. Try as hard you like it to frame it as a religious issue there is plenty of evidence to support the contention its a tool used to enforce the patriarchal view that Islam has about women in society and the foolish notion that fully covering a female body from head-to-toe suppresses a sexual desire on the part of men who apparently can’t control themselves. No doubt that’s a major problem in Muslim countries where men pretty much run amok doing whatever the hell they like at the expense of a female but it has no place in a Western society full stop.
      If women want to continue wearing this kind of clothing or if they’re so ‘proud’ (which I seriously doubt) then they should go back from whence they came and take their archaic dark ages view with them. After all, life was so jolly back in their home country they felt it necessary to come here in the first place right? Its not for Canadians to make endless accommodations but rather for newcomers to adapt to our way of life which is totally reasonable in any free society.

    • Anonymous Agent

      Every human being has a right to live where ever they so choose to. The world belongs to all of us human beings. Not just one race who dictates how the rest of human civilization how to adhere to. If they choose to live here that’s their right. Perhaps where they came from was heavily bombed by United States drones and have no homes to no longer live in.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Uh no…People don’t have a right to live wherever they want otherwise there wouldn’t be the need for borders or immigration laws.
      I can’t help but laugh at just how naive, stupid and politically correct you’re coming off as here. People like you would sell a country straight down the river to make endless accommodations and yet the very people you grant this to would be the last to give you anything likewise in return.
      You have a ‘lets-hold-hands-and-sing-Kumbaya’ mentality about the world and its nothing short of tragic.

    • Anonymous Agent

      Ways there borders when the dinosaurs were here no. The borders were artificially created by dictators to suppress humanity. The world doesn’t belong to a Government entity. The world belongs to the people. Governments were artifically created to control the masses and to manage the assets. But was first created by dictators to divide their territory and thousands of years ago normal people were enslaved as labourers for the dictators. But yes the world should all be open as the world belongs to every one of us as the world was created for us. Not just for the very few.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Haha… you’re delusional and clearly watching too much sci-fi crap or Star Trek. The world you dream of living in has never been and will never be.

    • AMB_07

      Don’t waste your time with these clowns, just block them like I did and you’ll be at peace. I have lots of respect for you defending your point of views in face of such brazen ignorance, keep it up!

    • Marshall Davidson

      Get real. The guy is a fascist clown who seems to think because you disagree with his views on this topic you must be intolerant or at worst a Hitlerite thug which is rich coming from him.

      Left wing fools like Anonymousare really are the intolerant ones trying to shove their views down everyone else’s throats.

    • pisceanpassion

      Fascist? Why do you people incorrectly use buzzwords you clearly do not know the meaning of?

      By the way, a female employee can take the woman in question to an empty room or the washroom so she can take off the burka and be “properly” IDed. It’s not rocket science. Arab countries are able to somehow run smoothly with half the population having their face covered. Maybe us North Americans are just too stupid? Our brains don’t work good. /s

    • Marshall Davidson

      Uh…whenever you try and force people to think a certain way or brand them as outcasts because they don’t tow a particular line that’s pretty close to the definition of fascist buddy.
      You still don’t get it and I doubt you ever will. It’s not for Western society to have to make accommodations for immigrants but rather the other way around. As I said we give great latitude as it is but there are lines that should be crossed and interacting with people wearing burkas just doesn’t cut it. You’re full of excuses and as for your comment about “Muslim countries running smoothly” I suggest you pack your stuff and go live there for awhile as would here and see how far you get buddy. That statement alone tells me how little you know what you’re talking about.

    • John

      What if “where they came from” is Canada?

    • Marshall Davidson

      Uh… doubtful buddy

    • John Lofwire

      I have every right to ask to see someone face and identity card before giving them hardware ( you dont give a 1000$ to someone you cannot confirm the identity even less if its already paid for )

      You must be one of those ppl who cannot see how wrong this situation is and that this law need to change.

    • Anonymous Agent

      What has a identity card and showing their face to buy an item. All that’s important is the money to make that purchase lol lol. And no you have no right to force someone to show ID and show their face.

    • John Lofwire

      Here two examples that show how your vision of thing is wrong and dumb.

      First one : They take a device on contract. So if i dont verify nothing stop anyone from coming to purchase device with contract under your name and that you be responsible.. very nice right?

      Second one : The person A ( the boss of the business ) purchase a device for a user ( person B) so its already paid for. So its okay to give it to anyone with no verification of identity right?

      So tired of ppl who dont see past the tip of there own nose..

    • John

      Apparently you didn’t understand me when I said that your recourse is to not do business with them.

      You must be one of those people who lacks reading comprehension.

    • John Lofwire

      no carrier will do business with them they all request id with picture and to see the face to even access the account.

      Also you did not adress my second items ( what if its already purchased and contract everything already signed. )

      Stop wasting my time i dislike ppl like you who cannot see reality and live in denial.

    • John

      If it’s purchased and signed, your contract should have a provision for any ID requirements for in person pickup, and you may simply cancel the contract if they will not fulfill them. Or just ship it as you would have otherwise.

    • marorun1982

      And what if the reason the client want to come is for the free data transfer service?

      Well that was it no more time to waste blocking you now.

    • John

      You could have just blocked me without the dramatic announcement.

    • Anonymous Agent

      Discrimination is not welcome in our world. Everyone has a right to be free from descrmination and discrimination based on their religion. Nough said.
      Perhaps it’s you that needs to change and not be a judmental person. Seeing someone’s face isn’t that important. What do you think blind people not see everyday and they are still alive and can still live their lives. Perhaps it’s you that needs to focus on more important things in this world than worrying about what a person looks like. Doesn’t change who they are as a human being.

    • Marshall Davidson

      What a ridiculous proposition. Seeing someone’s face isn’t that important? Really? Would you feel comfortable with a police officer covering their face while pulling you over and questioning you? Or a doctor performing surgery? Or any other person in a position of trust or authority?
      People like you should go try and live in Afghanistan or some other oppressive Islamist state and tell me how you feel about all this. We extend great liberties to people coming here to practice their faith but there are limitations as to what is permitted and where you roll over in the name of ‘freedom’ of this or that.
      Showing your face in Western society is part of our way of life and under no circumstance should that be sacrificed to accommodate an oppressive faith.

    • Anonymous Agent

      Yes many police officers cover their faces with baklavas to protect their identities. And yes doctors also cover their faces while doing medical procedures with a face mask or face guard to protect themselves for health reasons from bodily fluids or viruses.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Oh really? When was the last time a cop pulled you over wearing a balaclava huh? Get real will ya pal.
      And the doctor performing your surgery obviously wears a mask during a procedure but was he wearing it when you went to him/her for a consultation? Give your head a shake and stop with the ridiculous defence of an indefensible position.

    • Anonymous Agent

      Perhaps give your head a shake and stop being a person who descriminates. We all fought the nazi’s because the insanity like your talking about

    • Marshall Davidson

      Wow…you’re comparing this debate to the Nazis? End of discussion with you.

    • Frank King

      Lol ; was looking down at this thread, wondering who would be the first to reach the Godwin Point.

    • h2oflyer

      I guess they never could of made the Lone Ranger series in Quebec.

    • John Lofwire

      Stop deflecting.

      How can i verify someone identity and make sure its fit with the identity card they given me without seeing the face?

      You politically correct ppl are a joke.

    • Marshall Davidson

      John you don’t need to change the Constitution on this score. Quebec has the notwithstanding clause they can invoke for a period of 5 years before renewing to keep this law in place and its my fervent hope they do. After that time the ridiculous defence of this kind of clothing and the behaviour it encourages will be ostracized enough to cause for it to fall into disuse on its own.

    • h2oflyer

      Real good argument…the second amendment supporters would agree with you.

  • vn33

    Feel bad for Quebecois … you guys can’t enter to most of the contests, now will have to pay more for your Netflix!

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Ever see their wireless plans compared to Ontario? Sometimes they win.

    • vn33

      Yeah, they definitely wins with that!
      Besides, who ever wins in those Internet contests anyway???

  • Marc Palumbo

    As if my hate for government can’t get any stronger…

  • Andrew Holt

    Or people in Quebec can just change their address on file with Netflix to another provice, even if it’s not real, and get around this joke of a tax idea. I set my address on file with Microsoft to Alberta to avoid PST in Ontario. Works perfectly. I use my friends Alberta address, but even if I didn’t know someone in Alberta, I would just google the Alberta address of a Burger King and use that. LOL

    • It’s Me

      You knows it’s ironic when you were ignorantly accusing Asian stores of tax fraud because they don’t take credit cards, but here you are explaining how you commit tax fraud.

      So, not only a dimwit bigot but also a criminal. Nicely done Andrew.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Well it’s more dimwitted because he ain’t saving himself all that much money doing what he is for some digital purchases. It’s a lowlife that can’t afford two extra bucks on a purchase of the twenty. If the guy could pirate his purchases outright no doubt he would

    • AMB_07

      So you’re saying he would pirate… yet he’s paying for Netflix? I don’t care about the guy but you do realize that last bit doesn’t make sense right?

    • Marshall Davidson

      I said he’d pirate digital purchases, not Netflix. But no doubt if there was a way Andy could get Netflix totally for free he’d do that too.

    • MoYeung

      The best part is when they do it, “they think there’s absolutely nothing wrong.”

      Yet when other people allegedly have done something, we get the third degree?

      (The third degree is a euphemism for torture In 1931, the Wickersham Commission found that use of the third degree was widespread in …)

    • Andrew Holt

      One user is who replied is “this user is blocked”.

      But I don’t give a damn what people think. The government already over taxes me. It’s more principle than savings to me.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Over taxes you? How so? You flip burgers don’t you? lol.
      Seriously though your argument here is really lame and the savings you get from a few dollars worth of online transactions is marginal at best. What you are doing is illegal and not something anyone is going to appreciate on principle or otherwise

  • Québec will not tax Netflix. Quebec will tax customers!