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(LifeSiteNews) — The first of a series of internet censorship bills has been enacted into law. Bill C-11, now law, gives the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) the ability to regulate what it says is “commercial” video content on sites such as YouTube, Netflix, Apple Music, and Spotify. However, because the bill does not define what “commercial” means, critics have long warned it carries the potential to severely stifle free speech online, and could likely also impact individual users.

To understand the gravity of this, you need to know that politics in Canada and much of the West has become a joke. Passing vague laws in order to amass dictatorial control over the populace is the name of the game. This law shoves over censorship powers to an unelected and unaccountable commission to censor whatever content it deems un-Canadian. And the pretext of this law is all about ensuring Canadian content gets to Canadians as a priority.

READ: Trudeau gov’t internet censorship Bill C-11 becomes law

This bill is aimed at audio/visual, and another soon to be passed, C-18, aims at text content or news content.

Will the providers be forced to do the bidding of the liberal government for content or else get notices such as:

  • Can’t be shown in your country?
  • Will it just be the algorithms not recommending certain content on search engines so you can’t find it?
  • Will it just be what videos pop up as recommendations on Google, Facebook, YouTube and Apple?

To give you a real glimpse of what they are actually up to, a recent letter from the Cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent to MPs shows that his Liberal government is “committed” to assigning so-called internet “censors” through a Digital Safety Commission that would police the internet. 

Trudeau went as far as calling uncensored speech “destabilizing.” The letter said the government is “considering the creation of a new Digital Safety Commission.” 

LifeSite’s Canadian reporter Anthony Murdoch reports that the agency will be set up to monitor internet content that the government deems “hurtful” through its legal department.

READ: Trudeau’s cabinet confirms in letter to MPs his ‘commitment’ to appointing ‘internet censors’

“The Government of Canada is committed to developing new rules for platforms that are backed up by strong enforcement mechanisms,” the text of the letter reads.

According to Trudeau’s cabinet’s letter, censorship is “a risk-based approach to platform regulation whereby online services would be compelled to identify, assess and mitigate risks on their platforms.”

The agenda is very far reaching.

In a meeting on September 9 Prime Minister Trudeau was said to remark that his government “believes in free speech,” but that he “emphasized the need for governments to take online rhetoric seriously.” 

The memo detailing the meeting says that in Trudeau’s view, “social media” has allowed for a “new way to foment anger and hate that is different from anything we have seen before, [is] difficult to counter, and it is destabilizing our democracy.”  

Remember that for Trudeau any opposition to the LGBTQ agenda is hate — and opposition to abortion is hate for women. 

LifeSite’s Anthony Murdoch reported on the debate in the Canadian Senate on the bill, now passed into law, where a Liberal-appointed Canadian senator compared an internet censorship law introduced by the Liberal federal government to something out of Nazi Germany, warning that such a bill is an Orwellian attempt to force individuals to comply with government messaging. 

Senator David Richards, said that Bill C-11 is the type of law that will “be one of scapegoating all those who do not fit into what our bureaucrats think Canada should be.” 

“Stalin again will be looking over our shoulder when we write,” he added. 

READ: Justin Trudeau slammed on social media for saying he didn’t ‘force anyone’ to take COVID jabs

Richards blasted Trudeau’s Bill C-11 as trying to make it so that Canada would have a “prescribed national agenda” of the government inscribed into law. 

He said such a law would not be a positive thing, but instead would open the “gates” to “compliance” with the government of the day’s agenda. 

Richards blasted the idea of the Heritage Minister having the power to tell what is and what is not “Canadian content.” 

Richards compared the CRTC trying to act as a regulator of content as akin to what happened in Nazi Germany. “In Germany, it was called the Ministry of National Enlightenment,” he said in reference to government departments trying to regulate thought. 

“Every radio was run by Joseph Goebbels, complete ideological manipulation in the name of national purity,” he added. 

Richards said that the CRTC, through the power of Bill C-11, should never in “any way” tell Canadians what “Canadian content should or should not be or who should be allowed to bob their heads up out of the new murkiness we have created.” 

While C-11 took aim at audio visual content, another bill, C-18, aims at news content online with similar draconian control measures. Canada is on its way to becoming Communist China; it’s time now to stand up for freedom.

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John-Henry is the co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne have eight children and they live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout the world. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum, an annual strategy meeting for life, faith and family leaders worldwide. He is a board member of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization. He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.