Like all western civilizations Canadians love their freedom of speech, but the definition is different everywhere you look. Canada and the USA share a border and their governments have a very different interpretation of the meaning of free speech.
The U.S. Supreme Court held “hate speech” laws unconstitutional in R.A.V. v. St. Paul (1992), but its Canadian counterpart reached the opposite conclusion two years earlier. For Canada this mean “hate speech” speech can be crime or civil offense. These laws have led to long, costly battles involving columnist Mark Steyn, political activist Ezra Levant and several pastors in Western Canada.
Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking to lock down free speech even more with tighter restrictions. Earlier this year he introduced us to Bill C-10. Knowing how much all Canadians love the CRTC (sarcasm implied). The Canadian Radio & Telecommunication Commission stands to win even more control over Canadians. The CRTC has been censoring medi consumption if all canadians for over 2 decades.
Opposition patries on both the left and the right opposed to Bill C-10, but Trudeau may a couple small changes for his minority government to win a few votes. The House of Commons passed the bill, but the Senate decided in June not to hold any summer committee meetings, putting Bill C-10 on stand by until fall.
Bill C-10 is also made to work in conjunction with Bill C-36. Bill C-11 will limit discovery of new content creators small and large and lean heavily in the favor of large media companies to he a broker between content creators/artists and their fans/consumers.
then we have Bill C-36. This will is pretty much Bill C-10 repackaged with a new bow using “anti hate speech” to act as a Trojan horse and manipulate weak minded canadians in to voting to have their Internet censored with out knowing.
Justin Trudeau is claiming Bill C-36 is only to clamp down on “hate speech” online
Hate is defined in the bill as “the emotion that involves detestation or vilification and that is stronger than dislike or disdain,”
In addition, it amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to provide that it is a discriminatory practice to communicate or cause to be communicated hate speech by means of the Internet or other means of telecommunication in a context in which the hate speech is likely to foment detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.
In addition, the bill would amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to make it a “discriminatory practice” to communicate hate speech through the internet where it is “likely to foment detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.”
It is an amended version of a controversial section that was repealed in 2013 amid criticism that it violated freedom of speech rights.
What does this translate to? If Canadians offend someone online they could be ordered to pay victims up to $20,000 per “offensive” post, or they could face fines of up to $50,000 if they refuse to stop.
If you are found guilty of hurting someones feelings you will enter in to a recognizance for a minimum of 12 months. During this time you then also lose your freedom to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis and you will need to provide a parol officer with bodily fluid samples on request. Yes for offending someones feelings you will be treated like a criminal and have many freedoms stripped from you. If you refuse to enter recognizance you’re automatically sent to jail for 12 months. That’s right the tax dollars of hard working Canadians will be paying for these non criminals to be imprisoned.
In the 12 months of your recognizance if you are found guilty of offending another persons feelings you’re going straight to jail
Now keep in mind folks, there’s no mention is the exercising of this bill is limited to only Canadians or to the world. Will people from other countries be able to raise a complaint about a Canadian? Will a Canadian be allowed to raise a conplaint about someone else in another country?