Trudeau's new internet censorship czar has said that the government's plan to regulate online content has nothing to do with free speech, according to Blacklock's Reporter.


With Parliament resuming, the Trudeau government has already proposed to reintroduce controversial bills that would regulate content on YouTube and Tik Tok.

More worryingly, the Trudeau government will also propose an online harms bill that could take "harmful" content offline through anonymous tips.

"We had a lot of discussions on this theme," said Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez.


Speaking about internet regulation, Rodriguez said that "C-10 is a top priority. I am currently in discussions with stakeholders and it will be treated as such. It will be one of the priority bills."

When asked about the free speech implications of this bill, Rodriguez said "that bill has nothing to do with free speech."

"I mean, as I always said before, my doors is always open," he added. "I had an initial discussion with my Conservative counterpart and I think we can work together to make this happen."

One Conservative senator said that he has "a lot of problems with a handful of elites deciding what you can see and what you can read."

"We already have laws on objectionable content," he added. "I find this bill Orwellian."

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