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Commons Committee Calls on Liberals to Tax E-Commerce Services Like Netflix

Commons Committee Calls on Liberals to Tax E-Commerce Services Like Netflix

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. A Liberal-dominated House of Commons committee is calling on the Trudeau government to make Internet giants like Netflix collect and remit sales taxes on their services. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Patrick Semansky)

OTTAWA – A Liberal-dominated House of Commons committee is calling on the Trudeau government to make internet giants like Netflix collect and remit sales taxes on as part of a series of recommendations to help Canada’s small businesses compete online.

The international trade committee’s report on e-commerce issues recommended the government apply sales taxes “on tangible and intangible products” sold through online platforms, and tax the profits from those sales.

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Head of Rogers’ NHL Coverage Hopes Exciting Jets, Leafs Will Draw Strong Ratings

Head of Rogers’ NHL Coverage Hopes Exciting Jets, Leafs Will Draw Strong Ratings

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press

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A fan holds a sign referencing his Players Tribune quote ‘Winnipeg is Good’ as Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) skates off the ice after scoring during second period NHL hockey action against the Dallas Stars, in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

It has been a quarter-century since a Canadian team has captured the Stanley Cup. Two teams will try to break that string starting this week when the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets join 14 American-based teams in their quest for the NHL crown.

Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL properties at Rogers Media, has his fingers crossed that at least one of the Canadian teams goes deep into the playoffs.

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Former Global Winnipeg Reporter Finds New Way to Live Life on Camera

Former Global Winnipeg Reporter Finds New Way to Live Life on Camera

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Lorraine and Greg take a quiet moment as their kids play to work on their YouTube channel. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

On July 7, 2017, Lorraine Nickel filed her final story with Global Winnipeg. It was about vehicle thefts from a local car dealership.

At the end of that summer day, the 34-year-old said her heartfelt goodbyes to colleagues at a local news outlet where she spent 10 of her 14 years in journalism, a profession Nickel adored.

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True North Square Changing the Face of Real Estate in Downtown Winnipeg

True North Square Changing the Face of Real Estate in Downtown Winnipeg

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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True North Square’s Tower 2 at 225 Carlton, as pictured earlier this month. (TNSE)

There’s a famous saying that when one door closes, another opens.

In the case of downtown Winnipeg’s current real estate scene, numerous doors are closing in some of the city’s traditionally popular high-rise office towers as brand new ones prepare to open to tenants in True North Square’s 17-storey building on Hargrave Street in June.

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1 in 4 Anglophone Canadians Have Cut the TV Cord, Over Half Use Netflix: Report

1 in 4 Anglophone Canadians Have Cut the TV Cord, Over Half Use Netflix: Report

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

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The logo of American entertainment company Netflix is pictured at the Paris games week in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord and no longer pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christophe Ena)

TORONTO – One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord and no longer pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor.

Based on telephone surveys with 4,156 Canadians conducted by Forum Research Inc., between Sept. 27, 2017 and Dec. 8, 2017, 73 per cent said they had a TV subscription, which was down from the 78 per cent who said the same in 2016.

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Randy Bachman Documentary Set to Screen at Toronto Festival

Randy Bachman Documentary Set to Screen at Toronto Festival

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Randy Bachman (Paul McKinnon / Shutterstock.com)

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Randy Bachman is the focus of a new documentary showcasing his life as an iconic Canadian musician.

“Bachman” will premiere at the upcoming 2018 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto and take viewers into Bachman’s early days, to his time with “The Guess Who” and “Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” to present day.

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Shaw BlueSky TV Takes Television to the Next Level

Shaw BlueSky TV Takes Television to the Next Level

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Shaw BlueSky TV

Television these days has become complicated. From endless viewing options, built-in features you didn’t know existed, to not being able to find what you want, when you want.

Shaw BlueSky TV is a completely different viewing experience than what you’ve traditionally become used to when you sit down to watch the big game or catch up on your favourite Netflix show.

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