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Justin: Unfriend Facebook

Unfriend Facebook

Let's end Ottawa's $1.6 billion subsidy to tech giants like Facebook.
Stop Subsidizing Facebook

The Privacy Commissioner says Facebook broke the law. As if breaking democracy wasn't bad enough.

So why does Canada subsidize this bad behaviour?

Since the 1960s, The Income Tax Act has incentivized Canadian advertisers to buy Canadian. The media outlets who sell the ads convert much of that revenue into journalism: the lifeblood of democracy. But while Canadian companies cannot deduct the cost of foreign TV, radio, and print ads, they can deduct the full cost of foreign digital ads.

This loophole encourages nearly $6 billion to leave the country, at the expense of Canadian journalism and democracy. And it cost taxpayers $1.6 billion in 2018 alone.

Meanwhile, professional Canadian journalism is struggling for surival.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Sign the petition now.