Bill C-10 Faces Backward And Will Embarrass Canada On The World Stage

The Parliament Hill Peace Tower is framed in an iron fence on Wellington Road in Ottawa on March 12, 2020.

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With Parliament ending June 23, Invoice C-10 is on the clock.

The invoice was tabled on Nov. 3, purportedly to modernize Canada’s 1991 Broadcasting Act and meet challenges and alternatives introduced by the worldwide, on-line period. Many (together with myself) assessed C-10 as missing astute evaluation and daring imaginative and prescient. Then issues acquired worse. A clause that exempted user-generated content material from regulation was eliminated, igniting debate by high consultants about C-10′s influence on Canadians’ rights to free speech and an open web. Final week, the invoice was additional politicized and made much more controversial when the Liberals and Bloc Québécois restricted committee debate, after which, with the NDP, introduced amendments without making them public, in an try to rush the invoice to the Home of Commons, move it and ship it to the Senate.

C-10 shouldn't be political. There’s extra in danger on this laws than many understand.

The world is within the early phases of the unstoppable fourth industrial revolution. It’s digitizing every little thing, disrupting each enterprise and received’t finish till it alters what it means to be human. The awkward factor about C-10 is that media disruption kicked off the revolution, however it's the least complicated of the modifications now evident in manufacturing, medication, mobility, cash and extra.

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