Canada News

Trudeau Liberal’s Bill C-10 passes at 1:30 a.m. today

Bill C-10 – Canada’s internet censorship bill – passed in a 196 to 112 vote at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The bill will now go to the Senate.

Supporters of the bill, mainly Liberals, NDP, and Bloc, claim the bill will introduce regulation to the Internet to protect Canadians from tech giants.

Conservatives, however, say the bill is an attack on Canadians’ freedom of speech.

Michael Geist, Law professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law Secret Law Making, tweeted last week against Bill C-10 saying, “Liberal, Bloc and NDP MPs Unite to Back Undisclosed Bill C-10 Amendments Without Discussion or Debate.”

Geist said the online harms bill that the Liberals promised does not appear.

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