Ottawa still does not plan to tax Netflix, says Morneau

The federal government still has no intention of imposing a tax on Netflix because it would penalize middle-class Canadians, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Sunday.

As promised, comedian François Morency opened the 19th Olivier’s Gala by tackling the controversial topic of the year in the field of humor.

Sighing, Mr. Morency joked that he called the Olivier’s Gala ” annual burnout “. Last year, François Morency had to deal with a controversy over a Mike Ward and Guy Nantel issue that had been censored at the gala.

After chaining ravaging comments on childhood photos of his colleagues, more serious, François Morency took the time to greet the victims who lodged a complaint against their alleged aggressors this year. He was long applauded.

Comedian François Bellefeuille, who went on to pick up the best seller’s prize for his first solo show, announced that he was going to sell his Olivier at auction and that he would match the amount to pay the profits to the Regroupement québécois. centers for the help and fight against sexual assault (RQCALACS).

François Bellefeuille announced that he would auction his Olivier and that he would give the money to the Centers for help and fight against sexual assault. He invites Just to laugh to match the amount.
François Bellefeuille announced that he would auction his Olivier and that he would give the money to the Centers for help and fight against sexual assault. He invites Just to laugh to match the amount.
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He also took the opportunity to say that Just for Laughs would also match the amount – even if he had not spoken to them yet!

“But when it’s said live on TV, it’s hard to say no,” he said.

In addition, Mariana Mazza, who led the nominations, finally left with the most prestigious award of the evening, the Olivier of the Year.

The young comedian Julien Lacroix was also famous, winning among others the prize of the discovery of the year. The one who has made his name on the web has also won in the categories of the humorous web capsule or sketch of the year and the humor issue of the year, for “Letter to my ex”.

“I work really hard, I have a somewhat atypical career, then I go there … The industry tells you that there is this kind of course, to start on the Web, not to be in five next, not to school humor … “, he told the press room.

The comedian Pierre Hébert also stood out for his show The taste of risk , which had received very good reviews. He received the humor show of the year award, and his director, Charles Dauphinais, was also awarded.

In an emotional speech, he recounted that he wanted to go on stage even when his pregnant wife was hospitalized.

He finished his speech with a touch of humor saying that he finally did well to continue his tour, which was rewarded.

The comedian Simon Leblanc also left with a statuette, that of the author of the year he shared with Olivier Thivierge. In 2014, the comedian was sacred discovery of the year.

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