Trudeau Minister Steven Guilbeault has told federal regulators that the enforcement of his internet censorship bill must adhere to "the government’s vision."
Those who break the law could face a $15 million fine, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
Telling regulators what the internet bill could look like, Guilbeault suggested that Canadians would see more "indigenous storytelling" and content from "racialized community-owned media."
Bill C-10 would regulate the internet and social media in the same way that it regulates national broadcasting.
The bill, spearheaded by Heritage Minister Stephen Guilbeault, has drawn criticism from the Conservatives, who have said they would not support the amendment or any compromise, as well as a spokesperson from YouTube, who according to the National Post said:
"Like many, we were surprised to see the Heritage Committee extend Bill C-10 to include social media and user-upload services and apps. This potentially extends CRTC regulation to all audio and audio-visual content on the internet, which has profound implications for not just social media, but virtually all websites, podcasting, online hosting and much more."
This is just the latest condemnation of the Liberal internet censorship bill.
In a statement provided to the National Post, Peter Menzies, who is the former commissioner of the CRTC, said that this legislation was a "full-blown assault" on free expression and ‘the foundations of democracy.’
Join and support independent free thinkers!
We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.
Remind me in September