Sep 26, 2017
By Michael Kramer
The Trudeau government’s plan to revitalize cultural industries – will not include a tax on Netflix.
But observers say we can expect Heritage Minister Melanie Joly to highlight this week – that she expects more from companies like Netflix, Facebook and Google – when it comes to promoting and supporting Canadian content.
A major theme of Joly’s speech on Thursday is the so-called “creative economy” – and she’s expected to lay out three pillars – to revamp the approach the government takes to culture.
One will be a focus on helping Canadians create content – and a second aspect is helping to market and sell it.
Public broadcasting, namely the CBC, is the third part of the discussion.