June 8, 2021
The majority of Canadians support the Liberals attempt to censor the Internet, says Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault.
Blacklock’s Reporter said Guilbeault promised a bill mandating “content moderation” will be introduced shortly, though he has made similar statements since March 31.
“This is really an important point,” Guilbeault told the Commons ethics committee on Monday.
“There are some people out there, a minority clearly, who would advocate that we shouldn’t intervene, there should be no laws whatsoever regarding the Internet, and anyways what happens on the Internet stays on the Internet. Well, it’s clearly not the case.”
Guilbeault acknowledged offensive content like hate speech is already banned under the Criminal Code as Parliament outlawed hate speech in 1970.
“The legislation will address categories of online harms which are already criminal according to Canadian law,” he said.
Guilbeault said the bill would go further in regulating “content moderation” on the Internet.
“The bill we’re talking about now deals with the moderation of content,” said Guilbeault.