No one (except journalists) wants Canada to increase internet censorship
For the past two years, we’ve been warning you against Trudeau’s plans to censor the Internet. At least give him the credit for it – he didn’t hide it. Right after the 2019 election, he appointed Steven Guilbeault, the convicted criminal, to be his Minister of Heritage, and he gave him a “mandate letter”.
It’s a job description, a to-do list, for a cabinet minister. The first point was for Guilbeault to increase payments to the media. They used a little more polite way of saying it.
But that was the first job: paying friends. And the second job was: censor the enemies.
Brutally – in fact, Trudeau said there must be vicious punishments for anyone posting offensive stuff online.
For two years, Guilbeault, not the most competent of men, mumbled.
He first proposed Bill C-10 – which would nationalize the Internet, in terms of regulation and jurisdiction. It would let the government rule over YouTube and Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google, just like it runs television channels in Canada – determining who can live and who can die, and more importantly, who pays taxes and who receives handouts. . Who gets the licenses. Like radios.
And then C-36, which revives the “hate speech” provisions of the human rights law, which allows people to be prosecuted for saying hurtful things – not criminal things, just bad things. nasty stuff – online. Unless they made matters worse, of course – complaints must be filed in secret. You can have a secret vendetta against someone, and they’ll never even know who hit them. But you will have to pay them thousands.
They are both horrible. But just after the end of Parliament for the summer, Guilbeault went further.
His department released hundreds of pages of new bill, a third law – not C-10 or C-36, which died when Parliament was suspended. But a third law, the biggest and the worst of all time. And you can see why they threw it out in the summer, not when Parliament was there.
On tonight’s show, we’ll look at a whole slew of groups that care enough about internet freedom to weigh on the bill.
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