Shut Down Bill C-10's Attack on Free Speech
The Liberals are attempting to regulate the internet with undefined new government powers controlling what Canadians access online. This legislation gives sweeping power to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to regulate the internet, including individual users, with no clear guidelines for how that power will be used.
But don't take it just from me - Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Michael Geist, stated that “the Liberals have become the most anti-internet government in Canadian history.” Geist laid out his main critiques of the Liberals’ approach to internet censorship as follows:
- As [the federal government] moves to create the Great Canadian Internet Firewall, net neutrality is out and mandated Internet blocking is in.
- Freedom of expression and due process is out, quick takedowns without independent review and increased liability are in.
Innovation and new business models are out, CRTC regulation is in.
- Privacy reform is out, Internet taxation is in.
- Prioritizing consumer Internet access and affordability is out, reduced competition through mergers are in.
And perhaps most troublingly, consultation and transparency are out, secrecy is in.
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