Fans of Netflix can stream easy should Prime Minister Stephen Harper remain in office come election day on Oct. 19. The Canadian PM has shared a video on Twitter promising that he is “100% against a #Netflix tax.” A self-described lover of movies and TV shows, he wants to ensure voters that he has and always will be against taxing viewers of the popular streaming service.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) August 5, 2015
The Breaking Bad fan calls out other candidates who allegedly, “want to tax digital streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Some have even called on us to introduce a Netflix tax.” But the politician wants all Canadians to know that he wholeheartedly disagrees with this stance and will keep digital streaming tax-free.
Politicians getting involved in digital media is on the rise, with Toronto mayor John Tory using the platform to poke fun at himself after mistakenly calling Pan Am Games closing ceremony performerKanye West a Canadian. After saying in a press conference that the rapper was a proud product of Toronto’s music industry, he embraced his misstep by sharing a music video of himself commuting to work on the subway listening to Kanye’s hit song “Stronger.”