Canadian News May 10, 2021 8:40 PM EST

BREAKING: Trudeau's social media censorship bill put 'on hold' as committee explores potential Charter violations

Trudeau's Liberal government's Bill C-10 has been put "on hold" as a committee of MPs determines if it violates Canadians' freedom of expression rights.

BREAKING: Trudeau's social media censorship bill put 'on hold' as committee explores potential Charter violations
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Trudeau's Liberal government's Bill C-10 has been put "on hold" as a committee of MPs determines if it violates Canadians' freedom of expression rights.

The committee, entitled the Canadian Heritage Committee is made up of all the major parties and has requested a new Charter statement from the Department of Justice.

The Toronto Star reports that the "request to do so was passed through a motion that also says the committee is to hear from both David Lametti, the minister of justice, and Steven Guilbeault, the minister of heritage, and a panel of expert witnesses before continuing Bill C-10’s development."

“I was happy to see the committee finally came together to find common ground. We remain committed to do everything in our power to level the playing field between creators and web giants.” Liberal MP Julie Dabrusin told The Star.

Earlier Monday, Guilbeault tried to walk back his claim that social media users with large platforms may be subject to regulation under Bill C-10.

Guilbeault had previously told regulators that the enforcement of his internet censorship bill must adhere to "the government’s vision."

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