The government already makes substantial contributions to the marketplace, and it does so willingly when it makes its ad buys or, as you've heard others say, what they do is tax some and not others.
The presentations this morning were pretty explicit. They said to bring equitability back. You don't want to tax everybody heavily, but at least tax those who come from outside our borders to make revenue from within our borders at the same rate you would tax us, or, as I think you heard someone else this morning say, get us some equitability here in terms of the way the GST is applied, or the HST in Ontario.
If it doesn't apply to these who come into our marketplace to take away the revenue stream that is afforded to us by advertising, at least follow the example that's being followed by the Italians and the French today. They are going after Google and Facebook in order to get a more equitable income from the taxes that they appear to be able to avoid.
For example, in Italy Google invoiced $14 billion in revenues last year and paid $11 million in taxes.