Bill C-11: Thanks to Electoral Shenanigans of Canada, it is now obligatory to study Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s thoughts in Canadian schools and universities. This move rightfully establishes Justin Trudeau as Canada’s first elected dictator. But to Trudeau, it may feel an achievement that just like Xi Jinping he is also going down the Mao path.
The world knows how under Xi’s leadership, the people of China are less free and more isolated. Well, the same is the case in Trudeau’s Canada. Ever since Trudeau has taken charge of the country, he has been finding ways to curtail Canadian’s freedom.
Recently passed Bill C-11 is the best example of it.
Tracing the Trajectory
The House of Commons just approved Bill C-11, also referred to as “the internet censorship Bill,” with 210 votes in favour and 118 votes against.
According to the source, the Senate is currently reading the bill for the third time. The Bill will be one step away from becoming the law of the land if it passes the Senate.
Numerous stakeholders have voiced strong opposition to the Bill C-11. The central claim of their defences is that the proposed law will negatively impact Canadians’ freedom of expression. The government has insisted that the controversial section of the bill, that is, Section 4.2 does not do that. However, the Chairman of the CRTC, the agency charged with implementing the mechanism under Section 4.2, has made it abundantly clear that his agency would have the authority to do so.
In simpler words, if the Bill C-11 is approved by the Senate, steps will be taken to limit what Canadians can say and hear online.
And this is exactly what Trudeau’s government wants to do just to stay in power. How? The next general elections in Canada are just around the corner and this Bill C-11 might become the greatest tool for the Liberals to carry on their disinformation campaign till then.
For that, Trudeau’s government is embarrassing Canadian’s freedom of speech and expression. Recalling that Bill C-10 from the previous parliament is essentially what Bill C-11 is now is important. Bill C-10 was unable to become legislation due to Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to call an election in 2021.
Bill C-10, specifically targeted Canada’s right to free expression. The proposed legislation would grant an unelected council the authority to restrict content producers for any actions it regarded to be aggressive, hateful, or detrimental. The election ended up killing the plan, but now it seems to have taken a different name.
The central tenet of this proposed law is that (a) the online world is rife with indescribable dangers from which the defenceless and benevolent Canadian public must be protected, and
(b) Canadian producers of online content are too weak to compete in the market without being protected from competition that emanates from elsewhere.
Clearly, they want to use the CRTC as a tool to accomplish these two goals by acting as a human “proxy server” to filter all content on the entire internet, ensuring that Canadians, who will henceforth be considered subjects of the State in the cybersphere, maintain their safety and competitiveness.
Canada or Chinada
Isn’t this a lot similar to what happens in China?
From shutting down independent news outlets to imposing penalties that range up to life imprisonment, democracy and press freedom are dying in China everyday. At the same time, the Chinese government is also imposing laws to silence any criticism of Beijing’s governance and policies.
Canada seems to tread on this very same path. We won’t hold our tongue in saying that day by day, Canada is becoming Chinada.
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