BILL C-11 IS DANGEROUS, HERE'S WHY:
Bill C-11 is a direct threat to our online freedom.
If you use Instagram or Facebook, or watch YouTube, Netflix or Disney, Bill C-11 will have a big impact on you!
This bill will not only hinder your ability to view and listen to what you want, it will also harm digital first creators in their ability to succeed and reach global audiences.
The government claims this bill "supports Canadian culture" and "levels the playing field," but that's not true.
There are two massive consequences of this bill:
Bill C-11 will censor what you see: This piece of legislation will effectively make the government a content regulator, meaning it will determine what you can see online. It will be as if your search bar is broken. Instead of directing you to the things you want to view, it will direct you to the things the government wants you to view.
Bill C-11 will censor what you can say: Home-grown talent and creative content here in Canada will no longer succeed based on merit. Instead, content will be subject to a set of criteria that bureaucrats in Ottawa will use to determine its level of “Canadian-ness.” This will favour traditional art forms over new creative content. Cultural minority groups will largely be cut out.
Content creators from across Canada, along with consumer groups have been speaking out about the dangers of this bill. Legal experts have called it a grotesque overreach of government.
When speaking about the bill, Margaret Atwood didn’t mince her words when she called it “creeping totalitarianism.”
Bill C-11 is in its final hours of debate, but it's not too late to fight back.
Together, let's Kill Bill C-11!