Mélanie Joly : the duty to retreat

News 6 December, 2017
  • Photo Chantal Poirier

    Josée Legault

    Wednesday, 6 December 2017 12:41

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    This Friday noon, Mélanie Joly, minister of canadian Heritage, will come to visit us.

    She will give a lecture is very much expected to the board of trade of metropolitan Montreal. The theme : Canada’s creative – A vision for the creative industries in canada.

    In fact, it is the minister herself who will be the most expected, but not quite in the rejoicing…

    In a “welcome”, a broad coalition of artists, producers and presenters did appear his message today in the pages of the Journal de Montréal and le Devoir.

    In the wake of the decision not justified by the Trudeau government to circumvent Netflix to the obligation to collect the taxes in Canada, the coalition responds to this :

    We cannot allow giant foreign nationals to evade taxes all businesses must collect. It is necessary to correct this injustice which penalizes our businesses, our artists, our artisans and our workers. All together, we have the duty to protect the culture of Quebec and Canada.

    Difficult to be more clear.

    For Justin Trudeau, the message is all the more heavy on the political level that it will count again on the Quebec to contribute to the refer to power in 2019.

    All the more heavy because the size of this coalition is unprecedented.

    There are, among others, Pierre Karl Péladeau, Peter Simons, Denys Arcand, Martin Matte to Patrick Huard, Denise Filiatrault, Fabienne Larouche, Alexandre Taillefer, Stéphane Laporte, the CSN, the FTQ, TVA, Bell Media, Cogeco, Télé-Québec, TV5, Brian Myles, the Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada, the Conseil du patronat du Québec, Karine Vanasse, Pixcom, Group V Media, Jean-Claude Lord, Claude Fournier, Marie-Josée Raymond, and many others.

    If the first minister Trudeau takes his responsibilities to heart, its true, he will ask his minister to do what must be done.

    To be backward in putting an end to this injustice in fiscal and cultural simply unacceptable.



    For my analysis of the decision of the Trudeau government on Netflix, it’s here : “Sell the unsaleable”.