Tell Canada's Senate to Stop Internet Censorship
The Trudeau government is trying to censor the internet and put the social media feeds of Canadians in the hands of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Trudeuau has successfully pushed Bill C-11 throguh the House of Commons, and now just needs the Senate to approve the bill.
The aim of Bill C-11 is to put online content under the same restrictions as television and radio content, so that, according to the bill itself, it can “serve the needs and interests of all Canadians, including Canadians from racialized communities and Canadians of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages”.
But this language isn’t the only concern with Bill C-11. Though the bill claims to exempt social media posts from regulation, Section 4.2 (2) of the bill gives the CRTC the power to regulate social media posts if they “directly or indirectly generate revenue”. This would mean that the social media pages of most people and organizations with an online presence- including CitizenGO’s - could be controlled and hidden if the government feels it does not serve the needs of Canadians of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Bill C-11 opens the door for a level of internet censorship never before seen in this country. The groups that have the most to lose from this are those who are vocal against the Trudeau government’s pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, and pro-gender ideology agenda.
It is unrealistic to believe that the Senate will toss out the entirety of Bill C-11. CitizenGO has proposed two major changes that could significantly lower Bill C-11's potential to censor ordinary Canadians.
By signing this petition, you are asking the heads of caucuses within the Senate to demand that:
- section 4.2 (2) of Bill C-11 be changed to only target those that directly generate revenue through their online presence
- reject the woke language in the proposed amendment to subparagraph 3(1)(d)(iii) of the Broadcasting Act which states that the Canadian broadcasting system must “serve the needs and interests of all Canadians, including Canadians from racialized communities and Canadians of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages”
Please stand for a free internet and sign this petition today to tell our Senators that you oppose Bill C-11! Canadian social media users should decide how our online content spreads, not regulatory agencies like the CRTC.
Streaming bill C-11 heads to Canadian Senate for approval (betakit): https://betakit.com/streaming-bill-c-11-heads-to-the-canadian-senate-for-approval/
My Appearance before the Senate on Bill C-11 (Michael Geist): https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2022/06/my-appearance-before-the-senate-transport-and-communications-committee-on-bill-c-11-the-senate-starts-review-as-bill-receives-house-approval/
Online streaming bill adds exemption for user content but concerns remain over regulating ‘programs’ (The Lawyer's Daily): https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/33399
Trudeau tries to bring back online censorship bill (Toronto Sun): https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trudeau-tries-to-bring-back-online-censorship-bill
Jordan Peterson: What is Canada's Dystopian "Online Streaming Act"? (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pvBflhiCYM