Bill C-36 is allegedly an anti-hate speech law. But given the history of Dustbin Trudeau and his regime (trying to criminalize criticism of Israel, criminalize BDS or labelling it an apartheid state), one should expect it to be misused and applied to those the government disapproves of.
Canada didn’t need a new hate speech law. It needed the existing one to be enforced.
From the CBC:
The Trudeau government is proposing legal changes intended to curb online hate speech and make it easier for the victims of hate speech to launch complaints.
The proposed Bill C-36 includes an addition to the Canadian Human Rights Act that the government says will clarify the definition of online hate speech and list it as a form of discrimination.
“These changes are designed to target the most egregious and clear forms of hate speech that can lead to discrimination and violence,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti at a Wednesday evening news conference.
“They do not target simple expressions of dislike or disdain that pepper everyday discourse, especially online.”
The amended act would define hate speech as “content that expresses detestation or vilification of a person or group,” including over the internet.
The new definition is said not to include offensive language more broadly. It also excludes content that hurts, humiliates or expresses dislike or disdain. Private communications are also exempt.
How likely will this be used against environmentalists criticizing corporations? Against First Nations people criticizing the catholic cult and its mass murder of children?