(Slay News) – Liberal Canada is pushing forward with new legislation that seeks to censor online content.
The controversial internet censorship legislation, Bill C-11, is being advanced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.
The bill has received overwhelming support from lawmakers and will likely soon become law.
It passed the second reading in the Senate and now awaits the third and final reading.
The bill, titled “An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act and to Make Related and Consequential Amendments to other Acts,” passed in a 49-19 vote.
The legislation has been heavily criticized because it would give the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) the authority to regulate user-generated content on social media.
A few months ago, former CRTC chair Timothy Denton warned against passing the bill.
Conservatives Senators who voted against the bill criticized the second reading passing of the bill.
Bill #C11 is bad legislation. It’s paternalistic, will blunt the success of 🇨🇦 creators & control what you consume online; all while protecting the status quo where gatekeepers & corporate broadcasters cash in while creators have to come with cap in hand.https://t.co/daJaPoeeIq
— Senator Leo Housakos (@SenatorHousakos) October 25, 2022