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The burden of Bill 96 on Quebec tech firms

MONTREAL — Say you are the owner of a small Montreal-based tech firm. On one hand, things are likely pretty decent. The pandemic, having tightened consumer’s already-snug embrace of their devices, means your products are in demand. Various levels of government have promoted your industry, showered it with money and otherwise told the world just how important you are to the post-pandemic relaunch of the economy. Plus, you live and work in Quebec, “one of the best places in the world to invest in information technology,” according to Premier François Legault.

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