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One Degree Wednesday May 19 2021

B.C. technology sector gets COVID boost

While much of the businesses world was in a state of paralysis at the outset of the pandemic last year, Brent Holliday recalls a pall of uncertainty hanging over the tech investor community.


How to Start an Online Business

It may seem like all you need is a business idea and an internet connection to earn money online. After all, with an estimated 4.3 billion active internet users across the globe, over half the world’s population is just a few clicks away.


Government of Canada launches new “Ripple Effect” advertising campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have been making extraordinary sacrifices to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from COVID-19. These individual actions are strengthening our collective capacity to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As highly effective vaccines become available in greater numbers, everyone in Canada can be part of the solution to end the pandemic.


The Digital Services Tax: Canada Takes Aim at Tech Giants

In the recently released Budget 2021, Canada’s federal government announced its plan to continue with the development of a Digital Services Tax (DST) to be imposed on certain large taxpayers. The DST is proposed to apply at a rate of 3 percent on revenue exceeding $20 million from certain digital services that rely on the engagement, data and content contributions from Canadian users. While draft legislation has not yet been released, Budget 2021 laid out the intended parameters of the new rules and suggested that they are intended to apply beginning on January 1, 2022.



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