Yesterday morning the Canada Strong And Free Network (formerly the Manning Centre) presented a panel discussion “Big Government, Free Speech and Tin-Foil Hats: A Discussion on Bill C-10”.
At this event, John Robson hosted panelists
- J.J. McCullough (columnist and Youtuber)
- Rachel Harder (Member of Parliament for Lethbridge)
- Peter Menzies (former CRTC Vice-Chair) and
- Joanna Baron (Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation)
had a fantastic discussion of the dangers of Bill C-10 and offered some suggestions about what we mere citizens can to do help slow down or stop this bill from passing.
Prime Minister Trudeau claims opponents of Bill C-10 (of which I am one) are “tin-foil hat” conspiracy theorists who can’t read. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault claims only “extremists” would oppose to the CRTC being in control of what you post on social media.
Both Trudeau and Guilbeault conveniently ignore the fact they removed Section 4.1, which would protect we mere citizens from their censorious legislation, as well as the fact the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Quebecois all voted against the Conservative motion to restore those protections.
I don’t need or want the government and their bureaucratic minions to have control over what I say in public on social media or my own website. Yet that’s what we’ll be stuck with if Bill C-10 passes as it is currently written.
If you missed the event live, I highly encourage you to watch the replay.