And all this time, I thought that Our Neighbors To The North were supposed to be the good guys. Apparently not:
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s mandate letter includes regulations targeting the removal of illegal online content “harms such as radicalization, incitement to violence, exploitation of children, or creation or distribution of terrorist propaganda.”
Heritage minister Steven Guilbeault’s mandate letter
Firms such as Facebook or Twitter would be required to remove such content within 24 hours or face punishment.
If that seems a bit vague, it is because the definition of “illegal content” is not yet set, but according to iPolitics, Minister Guilbeault has said he will be meeting with Justice Minister David Lametti to clearly define it.
Suiting the action to the word, this little Marxist turd Guilbeault told the Canucki press this past weekend that media outlets would soon require a government license to publish stuff.
Amazingly, the outcry was such that they had to throw the thing into reverse:
Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has done a 180-degree turn on comments suggesting media organisations would be forced to have government licences after a huge backlash.
Minister Guilbeault clarified his and the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stance on the matter, saying that the government had no intention to force media companies to require licenses to operate in Canada, CTV reports.
After stating that the Liberal minority government “has no intention to impose licensing requirements on news organizations, nor would we try to regulate news content,” Guilbeault went on to add the government would not decide on what would be considered a news organisation either.
Yeah, I believe that like I believe any Marxist bastard’s lies. If I were a betting man, I’d take short odds on the Liberal apparatchiks having a whole bunch of ways to do all that, anyway.
As the man said (and I paraphrase): if you think you live in a free society, see who you can’t criticize or satirize; if it’s the government or any other powerful institution, then guess what? You don’t.
I know my Canucki Readers are not of this ilk, but they are no doubt still too nice to avail themselves of my usual solution to Marxism:
Maybe it’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” time, my friends. Just a thought.