GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.   The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October. "Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times. So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has

Flooding is now under close surveillance in the metropolitan region and across the province | Canada

With rising levels in Lac Saint-Louis and Lac des Deux-Montagnes, flooding is under heavy surveillance in Quebec, particularly in the metropolitan area. In Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the Sécurité publique du Québec reports "minor floods", with an increasing level. The Government of Quebec's Flood Monitoring System notes that despite minor floods, the level of Lake Saint-Pierre is falling. There are also minor floods in the Terrasse-Vaudreuil sector, overlooking the banks of Lac des Deux-Montagnes. At the level of Rigaud Bay, sector of the Ottawa River, minor floods are recorded, with a level decreasing.

Flooding is now under close surveillance in the metropolitan region and across the province

In the coming days, rain or snowfall is expected over much of the province. Conditions conducive to flooding. As of April 6, forecasts for the next 72 hours indicated a "stable and slight decrease" in throughput, particularly for the Carillon power station. In the Montreal agglomeration, it is recalled that 3000 residences are at risk in areas of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, L’Île-Bizard – Sainte-Geneviève. Also at risk: the village of Senneville and the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

From Tuesday, until April 16, prevention officers will visit the boroughs and cities affected by the floods last year, and in 2017. This is a prevention campaign that comes back every year for three years. In a press release, the mayoress of Montreal indicated that her administration is making arrangements to be ready to intervene. “Despite the current pandemic situation, the preparation of residents in high-risk areas is essential. We want to equip them so that they prepare to intervene quickly, as we prepare ourselves, "explained Valérie Plante.




Due to the pandemic, prevention officers will hang on the handles of residences information tools concerning the preventive measures to be taken, during and after possible floods. In the event of a flood, a safety plan is planned including the preparation of an emergency kit containing the basic items of a family for at least 72 hours. In 2019, more than 800 residences were affected by the spring flood. In some areas it is now impossible to build. Many remember the historic flood in the small municipality of Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac due to the rupture of a dike. It was rebuilt last fall.