OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian government under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is once again trying to push through legislation to regulate the internet, after reintroducing a failed controversial bill from last year on Tuesday.
Liberal Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez introduced a bill titled, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts yesterday.
Last year after winning the 2021 federal election, the Trudeau Liberals promised to reintroduce the controversial internet legislation.
At of press time, the text of the Tuesday bill has not been released. However, the last version of this bill, under the name Bill C-10, “An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act,” drew fire for its targeting of user-generated content on social media platforms.
Bill C-10 as it was written would have forced websites, under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) – including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook – to remove content deemed “harmful” within 24 hours, and also compel services like Netflix to have more Canadian content.
However, it failed to pass the Senate during the last day of debate on June 29, 2021, before the upper chamber broke for the summer.
Since launching our petition in support of the Freedom Convoy truckers less than one week ago, we've managed to obtain more than 65,000 signatures from freedom-loving people in every corner of the world!
This is an excellent show of support for the international cause of freedom from intrusive medical mandates, but Canada's truckers still find themselves a foremost target of their government, at both the federal and, now, local levels.
In fact, Mayor Jim Watson has even instituted an entirely unnecessary and politically-motivated "state of emergency" in Ottawa simply due to the truckers' presence there.
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Canadian truckers are fighting back against Justin Trudeau's Covid overreach and medical tyranny, and are giving people across the country -- and the world -- a new voice for freedom!
These truckers, like millions of other Canadians, have been subjected to unprecedented medical coercion, manipulation, and intimidation on behalf of Trudeau's liberal government, and, with their livelihoods on the line, they have risen to meet the moment by bringing their cause directly to Ottawa in the form of a massive Freedom Convoy!
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Like millions of Canadian workers across the country, truckers are being required by Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to get the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, or face a 14-day quarantine period if and when they cross the border into the United States to make their deliveries.
These truckers were categorized as "essential workers" (which they most certainly are) during the worst days of the Covid crisis, when lockdowns were the universal norm and millions of people were forced out of their jobs and offices. Even so, they remained on the job through it all, ensuring that essentials were available to people in every corner of the country, even when some businesses were shut down and strict rules were in place that made something as simple as grocery shopping a challenge for millions.
In fact, Prime Minister Trudeau went out of his way to compliment these men and women back in March of 2020, tweeting the following:
While many of us are working from home, there are others who aren’t able to do that - like the truck drivers who are working day and night to make sure our shelves are stocked. So when you can, please #ThankATrucker for everything they’re doing and help them however you can.
In fact, But just yesterday, Trudeau went on the record at a press conference labeling these truckers everything from "racists" to "Nazis" in a simply stunning reversal from his earlier comments.
So why the sudden change in attitude from the Prime Minister?
Because, as it turns out, these truckers are refusing to sit idly by while their rights -- and the rights of millions of working Canadians -- remain under attack like never before, and they are standing up to Trudeau and challenging his government's radical medical tyranny head-on.
With their livelihoods on the line, these truckers decided it was time to take action.
This past weekend, the #FreedomConvoy led a 50-mile-long caravan of what's estimated to be thousands of truckers from across Canada to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where they staged a monumental demonstration to protest Trudeau's vaccination mandate.
In addition, truckers from across the United States (who are similarly fighting to preserve their own medical freedoms against a power-hungry federal government) also joined the Freedom Convoy to stand in solidarity with their neighbors to the north.
This massive, now-international movement to restore the individual rights of these truckers and all working people after nearly two years' worth of lockdowns, mandates, and vast government overreach and infringement is taking Ottawa -- and all of Canada -- by storm.
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The grassroots are clearly on their side (and the side of freedom), but even so, Trudeau remains unmoved...
He has dismissed the truckers and their supporters as a "small fringe," and has even accused the organizers of the Freedom Convoy and its participants of holding "unacceptable views."
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Dr. Michael Geist, law professor at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, commented that debate in the Senate regarding Bill C-10 “was marked by consistent calls for more study” on the bill.
This week, Geist hinted at what the new version of C-10 might be.
“Report on the new Bill C-10, which could come later today. Appears government will pit creator vs. creator, making it harder for emerging Canadian artists to be found on platforms like Youtube. And who sorts out many of the specifics? The CRTC of course,” he tweeted.
Many Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) senators warned the bill went too far.
Last fall Nova Scotia Senator Michael MacDonald said that he has “a lot of problems with a handful of elites deciding what you can see and what you can read.”
“We already have laws on objectionable content,” adding that he finds Bill C-10 “Orwellian.”
Canadian senator Pamela Wallin took aim at how Bill C-10 was pushed through Canada’s House of Commons. She said it was passed in “kangaroo-court” style, and in late June vowed to fight its passage in the senate chambers.
During the final debate of Bill C-10, well-known Canadian author and Senator David Adams Richards, who was appointed by Trudeau in 2017, slammed the controversial legislation in an impassioned speech.
“I will always and forever stand against any bill that subjects freedom of expression to the doldrums of governmental oversight, and I implore others to do the same,” said Richards.
“I don’t think this bill needs amendments; I think, however, it needs a stake through the heart.”
In addition to senators blasting Bill C-10, CRTC ex-chair Konrad von Finckenstein, as well as former CRTC commissioner Timothy Denton called the bill a step into authoritarianism. They signed a petition criticizing the bill.