The bill introduced last spring would require internet companies like Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for using their content. Bill C-18 is based on similar legislation in Australia and would allow binding arbitration if the tech companies refuse to pay publishers. Google Criticizes “Link Tax”Google has been critical of Bill C-18, also called The Online News Act, since it was proposed in 2022. The search company claims the “link tax” legislation would harm Google, Canadian news p2ublishers, and readers. If this law passes, it will change how things work online in Canada, which could impact publishers who work there.