Tag: Bill C-10

Ottawa’s Proposed Bills to Curtail Online Harms ‘Oblivious’ to Reality: Former CRTC Chairs

Any attempts to regulate the internet should steer clear of trying to manage what people have to say, for at best it leads to a quagmire of legal wrangling, while at worst it leads to suppression of free speech by the government, say former chairs of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). “Early efforts…


Ottawa’s Proposed Bills to Curtail Online Harms ‘Oblivious’ to Reality: Former CRTC Officials

Any attempts to regulate the internet should stay as far as possible from trying to manage what people have to say, for at best, it leads to a quagmire of legal wrangling; at worst, it leads to suppression of free speech by the government, say former chairs of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)….


The Liberals’ Internet Censorship Bill Is Back, and It’s More Concerning Than Ever

Commentary  So far, no one has offered a better description of the federal government’s efforts to control the internet than Charlie Angus. Calling last fall for regulation that addressed the use of algorithms by social media platforms such as Facebook, the veteran NDP MP called Bill C-10 a “political dumpster fire” that gave an ill-equipped…


Senate Under Trudeau ‘A Completely Different Place’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to cut partisan ties with the Senate has been the most significant reform to the upper house in decades. The change has brought more rigorous attention to legislation and is also now a wild card for the Liberal government, which can no longer dictate or predict what the Senate will…


Senate After Liberals’ Decision to Cut Partisan Ties ‘A Completely Different Place’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to cut partisan ties with the Senate has been the most significant reform to the upper house in decades. The change has brought more rigorous attention to legislation and is also now a wild card for the Liberal government, which can no longer dictate or predict what the Senate will…


Senate Passes Net Zero Bill, Set to Debate Budget Bill Before Rising for Summer

OTTAWA—The Senate has passed a government bill to mandate the country to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, doing so hours before the upper chamber rises for the summer and a possible fall election. Bill C-12 sets targets for achieving an economy in which any greenhouse gas emissions are offset by other measures, and the upper…


‘A Very Messy Situation’: Controversial Bill C-10 Now Before the Senate

Controversial internet regulation Bill C-10 has passed in the House of Commons, but it still has to win passage through the Senate before a predicted soon-to-be-called election would effectively kill it. The bill places under the Broadcast Act audio and audiovisual content delivered over the internet by digital platforms, a move that some fear may…


MPs Scramble to Pass Priority Bills Before Summer but They Could Stall in Senate

OTTAWA—The House of Commons is poised to break today for the summer—and possibly for an election—after giving eleventh-hour approval to what the minority Liberal government considers its priority legislation. But it’s far from certain the Senate will be as accommodating. Three priority bills have landed in the Senate over the past couple of days and…


Bill C-10 a ‘Direct Threat’ to Charter Rights and Freedoms, Harder Says

A controversial bill that seeks to amend the Broadcasting Act to apply to the internet is an “incredibly inappropriate” attempt by the Liberal government to regulate what Canadians can post or see online and jeopardizes Charter rights, a Conservative MP says. “When we look at countries like communist China, or North Korea, or Turkey or…


Liberals’ ‘Time Allocation’ Motion to Limit Study of Bill C-10 Draws Flak

A “time allocation” motion seeking to limit the study of Bill C-10, a controversial bill critics see as the government’s attempt to restrict freedom of expression, was adopted in the House of Commons on June 7. In a 181–147 vote, the minority Liberals with the backing of the Bloc Quebecois reduced the study of Bill…