Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s regime took its next step to censor free speech for the men and women living in Canada.
The Canadian government announced it will regulate online streaming services that offer podcasts.
“The Canadian government, armed with one of the world’s most repressive online censorship schemes, announces that all ‘online streaming services that offer podcasts’ must formally register with the government to permit regulatory controls,” journalist Glenn Greenwald said.
The Canadian government, armed with one of the world's most repressive online censorship schemes, announces that all "online streaming services that offer podcasts" must formally register with the government to permit regulatory controls:https://t.co/wHOloLgnY2 pic.twitter.com/6noTYceVsg
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 1, 2023
The Government of Canada announced:
Today, the CRTC is advancing its regulatory plan to modernize Canada’s broadcasting framework and ensure online streaming services make meaningful contributions to Canadian and Indigenous content.
On May 12, 2023, the CRTC launched its first public consultations. After thoroughly examining all the evidence on the public record, including over 200 interventions, the CRTC is issuing its first two decisions.
First, the CRTC is setting out which online streaming services need to provide information about their activities in Canada. Online streaming services that operate in Canada, offer broadcasting content, and earn $10 million or more in annual revenues will need to complete a registration form by November 28, 2023. Registration collects basic information, is only required once and can be completed in just a few steps.
Second, the CRTC is setting conditions for online streaming services to operate in Canada. These conditions take effect today and require certain online streaming services to provide the CRTC with information related to their content and subscribership. The decision also requires those services to make content available in a way that is not tied to a specific mobile or Internet service.
A third consultation is ongoing. It considers contributions traditional broadcasters and online streaming services will need to make to support Canadian and Indigenous content. The CRTC will hold a three-week public proceeding starting on November 20, 2023, and will hear from 129 intervenors representing a broad range of interests.
“Social media services must register; however, users do not,” the press release stated.
“Online services that offer podcasts must register; however, individuals who use social media to share podcasts do not,” it added.
“Online services that only provide video game services or audiobooks do not have to register,” it continued.
“A list of registered services will be published on the CRTC’s website,” it added.
“Not a f**king chance. You censorial Scumrat,” Jordan Peterson said.
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) September 30, 2023
“Trudeau is trying to crush free speech in Canada. Shameful,” Elon Musk commented.
Trudeau is trying to crush free speech in Canada. Shameful. https://t.co/oHFFvyBGxu
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2023
According to The Counter Signal, the Trudeau regime’s move is the next phase of the Online Streaming Act’s regulation “by requiring podcasters to register with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).”
The Trudeau Government recently passed the Online Streaming Act requiring podcasters to register with the CRTC. Is there anything this government doesn't control? https://t.co/uO2OQwdPO2
— I'm Unstoppable (@Gracelle_298164) October 1, 2023
The Counter Signal reports:
The Online Streaming Act is legislation that was passed earlier this year, which Canadian author Margaret Atwood called “creeping totalitarianism.”
While debating censorship Bill C-11, Canadian senator David Richards said, if it passes, Joseph Stalin would be “looking over our shoulder when we write.”
Richards also said the bill is “censorship passing as national inclusion.”
Liberals say the bill will promote Canadian content over non-Canadian content. They also say it will achieve equitable representation among gender, ethnicity, and related “marginalized” groups.
“In terms of diversity and inclusion, one of the goals of the bill is to put diverse and marginalized voices in the spotlight,” said Senator Dennis Dawson of Quebec during the third reading.
The Canadian government continues to attack free speech and censor content accessible to its people.
Because of anti-free speech legislation passed by the Canadian government, Meta stopped sharing news on Facebook and Instagram in Canada.
From our prior reporting:
The policy applies strictly to Canada because of recently passed legislation, Bill C-18, that limits access to information online.
The law requires “digital firms to pay domestic media organizations for their content,” The Washington Post reports.
It’s an attempt by the Canadian federal government to prop up corporate media and prevent citizens from acquiring un-biased news online.
Meta warned it would have to limit access to content to comply with the legislation and the company intends to follow through with that warning.
“We have repeatedly shared that in order to comply with Bill C-18, passed today in Parliament, content from news outlets, including news publishers and broadcasters, will no longer be available to people accessing our platforms in Canada,” Meta said in a statement.
It may be 2023, but Canada is living in 1984.