Mr. Speaker, today is Valentine's Day, and love is all around, including in the House of Commons.
Can we not see Cupid flitting around and shooting arrows left and right? How else can we explain the love the government is showing for Web giants? They do not pay taxes here on their advertising revenue, and they are making record profits by cannibalizing our media content. However, they are the ones getting the lion's share of federal ad spending.
Even the IMF is at a loss to explain why we are missing out on $700 million in taxes from the Facebooks and Googles of the world.
The government must put an end to this dangerous relationship with Web giants. It must force these multinational corporations to declare their ad revenue in Canada, like all Quebec companies are required to do. It must reconsider its attitude towards our media outlets, which produce high-quality original content and have the decency to pay taxes in Canada.