MP Pierre Poilievre (PC-Carleton) released a video Saturday where he announced that the Senate ended its session without passing Bill C-10.
“We did it! We won a battle for freedom of expression!” Poilievre announced. “Remember Bill C-10, the censorship bill that would allow governments to control what you see and say online? Well, the Senate closed its doors for the summer without passing that bill.”
Bill C-10 – Canada’s internet censorship bill – passed in a 196 to 112 vote in Parliament last month.
The bill then went 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.”