The entities subject to the Act under the title “newspapers” are businesses and organizations that own a brand, name or distinguishing guise and sell “newspapers” on the Québec market, i.e., any periodicals devoted to current affairs and published on newsprint. If an owner has no domicile or establishment in Québec, the requirements provided for in the Act apply to the first supplier in Québec, regardless of whether that supplier is the importer.
Entities subject to the Act that are able to demonstrate to RecycleMédias that the contributions have been paid in full on their behalf to RecycleMédias by a third party are exempt from paying a contribution. Said third party must be recognized by RecycleMédias as a voluntary contributor.
RecycleMédias may agree to a third party domiciled or established outside Québec and that owns a brand, a name or a distinguishing guise becoming a voluntary contributor, for example if it complies with the conditions stated below:
A third party may be recognized as a voluntary contributor if it has reached an agreement to that effect with RecycleMédias under which the third party commits to the following, among other things:
This third party recognized as a voluntary contributor thus becomes an entity subject to the contribution in the form of advertising purchases and the cash contribution.