(Campaign Life Coalition) – We just got word that Bill C-11, the Internet Censorship Bill, is expected to come up for debate in the House of Commons as early as today.
If this bill passes, the internet as we know it is will be changed forever. That’s why we need you to phone your MP right away and demand he or she vote against Bill C-11!
Though the Liberal government has offered assurances that Bill C-11 will supposedly not interfere with people’s social media posts or their freedom of expression on the web, the wording of this bill and the rhetoric of its original drafter, Mr. Steven Guilbeault, suggest otherwise.
The text of the bill itself asserts that “diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages” must be prioritized in internet programming. That guarantees we will see more sexual perversion, more gender ideology, and more identity politics pushed on us and on our children online.
Also, back in 2020, Mr. Guilbeault promised, “There will be a new regulator” who “will implement the new rules and monitor hate speech” once this Bill is passed. We know what that means: Speech that is critical of pro-abortion and pro-LGBT dogma will be targeted and expunged as “hate speech.”
In addition, we must bear in mind the enormous power grab implicit in this bill. Instead of leaving the Canadian internet as a free, open, and largely unregulated “public space,” Bill C-11 seizes control and turns the Canadian internet into a government-run, government-managed service under the rule of the CRTC.
We will entirely lose our freedom of speech online; we will only have the freedom to say what the CRTC allows us to say, where and when they tell us.
Mr. Ian Scott, chairman of the CRTC, when recently commenting on his agency’s decision to ban Russian Television in Canada, admitted that the broadcasts under his control do not enjoy any free speech rights. He stated: “Freedom of speech and a range of perspectives are a necessary part of our democracy. However, it is a privilege and not a right to be broadcast in Canada.” Bill C-11 defines internet web sites and internet services as “broadcasts” much like TV and radio broadcasts.
Do we really want to see the government take away another Canadian freedom – our freedom to express our thoughts, ideas, and beliefs online? Will we sit back and do nothing while the Trudeau Liberals turn our online free speech rights into a restricted privilege?
That’s why I need your help right away. Please look up your local MP’s phone number and call to demand that the government keep its power-hungry hands off the Canadian internet! Search for your MP’s contact info at our MP search page, here.
Canadians want to be free to share their thoughts, opinions, beliefs, and values online – whether through a social media post, an online video, a podcast, a blog, a web site, or some other online venture. We don’t want to have to trudge through layers of government bureaucracy and red tape just to express ourselves online!
And for those of us with pro-life and pro-family views, we don’t want to face the added censorship and “cancelling” of a progressive government regulator who might decide to mislabel us as “haters.”
Please call and write your MP today and urge him or her to say NO to Bill C-11. If you get an answering machine, leave a message voicing your opposition to the internet censorship bill.
May God keep our land glorious and free!
Reprinted with permission from Campaign Life Coalition