Bill C-10, an Act to amend the Broadcasting Act is currently being debated and amended in the House Committee on Canadian Heritage. Last Friday, the government voted against the section of their own Bill that would have at least partially exempted individual users who upload videos to social media sites like Facebook from CRTC regulation. This is another unacceptable attempt by the government to target the freedoms of individual internet users in Canada. I do support creating a level playing field between large foreign streaming services and Canadian broadcasters. However, I believe strongly that we must ensure the protection of the individual rights and freedoms of Canadians.
Even the CBC doubts the government’s intentions with Bill C-10. Following is an interview of the Liberal minister who brought forward the Bill and the amendment that will control what you post on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. When asked why the Trudeau government inexplicably removed the section of the bill that protects freedom to post content online he becomes flustered.