IN THE HOUSE ~ Question Period ~ Government needs to make web giants pay their fair share

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    Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians deserve a straight answer. It is as simple as that.

    Speaking of letting the wealthy off the hook, the government seems more than happy to let web giants continue to make huge profits without contributing to the Canadian economy. While the rest of the world is trying to make these companies pay, the Liberals are doing the opposite. They are making deals with Netflix and other companies, and offering massive tax breaks.

    Canadians pay their taxes and expect companies to do the same. When will the Liberals start making web giants pay their fair share?

   

    Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the NDP is proposing to raise taxes on the middle class, which is something we promised we would not do, and have not done. We explicitly promised in the 2015 election campaign that we would not be raising taxes on Netflix. People may remember Stephen Harper's attack ads on that. They were false. We actually moved forward in demonstrating that we were not going to raise taxes on consumers who pay enough for their Internet at home.