We literally live in a country with thought crimes.
Bill C-36 is a piece of legislation that seems to be ignored by the media wholesale. The alt-con media is focused entirely on bashing conservatives, rather than defending them. This bill doesn’t regulate the economy, it regulates real people, so naturally the media screams about C-10, which requires streaming platforms to promote Canadian content, where C-36 literally regulates free speech, in direct violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Proposed hate speech legislation would allow people to take others to court if they suspect that someone will post content deemed hateful online.
Bill C-36 states that “a person may, with the Attorney General’s consent, lay an information before a provincial court judge if the person fears on reasonable grounds that another person will commit (a) an offence under section 318 [advocating genocide] or subsection 319” [inciting or promoting hate, promoting hatred].https://thepostmillennial.com/trudeaus-anti-hate-bill-will-allow-people-to-preemptively-report-canadians-for-hate-speech
Alarming aspects, in ascending order:— Lulu Cheng Meservey (@lulumeservey) February 23, 2022
1) Fuzzy and circular definition of “hateful” speech (“involves detestation…stronger than dislike”)
2) Encouraging citizens to report on one another — creepy
3) The ability to punish people for something they haven’t actually done yet (!)
There should not be any regulation on speech outside direct and overt calls to violence, and hate speech should not be illegal. C-36 in my opinion is the single worst piece of legislation ever tabled in Canadian history.
The bill states that those who practice discrimination or communicate hate speech online or via “other means of telecommunication” in which hate speech is likely to foment “detestation or vilification” of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a “prohibited ground of discrimination.”
It also does not provide a clear-cut definition of what hate is, and instead says that “hatred means the emotion that involves detestation or vilification and that is stronger than dislike or disdain.” This means that someone could still technically post “dislike speech.”
“The proposals fail to account for the importance of protecting the kinds of expression that are most central to a free and democratic society including journalism, academic scholarship and public interest research, debate, artistic creation, criticism and political dissent,” wrote the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab in a submission to the heritage department.https://thepostmillennial.com/trudeaus-anti-hate-bill-will-allow-people-to-preemptively-report-canadians-for-hate-speech
Found it. pic.twitter.com/Bq52HyqhaL— Gringostar (@Gringostar) February 24, 2022
If there is a chance of maybe being racist eventually in the future maybe, you are required to report your friends and family members to the state for thought crime.
We literally live in a country with thought crimes. I hate this.
– provide “a sample of a bodily substance” at regular intervals or on demand— Lulu Cheng Meservey (@lulumeservey) February 23, 2022
– “return to and remain at their place of residence at specified times”
– “wear an electronic monitoring device, if the Attorney General makes that request”
– avoid people/places decided by the judge
This country needs to be colonized and occupied by a foreign invading force.