WRITE SENATORS TO OPPOSE BILL C-11

Write Senators To Oppose Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

 

Background Message:

Dear Canadians,

Bill C-11, An Act to develop a national framework for a guaranteed livable basic income, completed First Reading on December 16, 2021.  Second Reading is in progress with two debates completed in the Senate on February 8, 2022  (see Video below) and February 24, 2022 (see Transcript below.)

Bill C-11 has not yet gone through the House of Commons as it originated in the Senate.  If passed in the Senate, it will go to the House of Commons for approval.

Reference: https://www.parl.ca/legisinfo/en/bill/44-1/c-11

You can view the text of Bill C-11 here:  https://www.parl.ca/legisinfo/en/bill/44-1/c-11

We have prepared a template for you to email Senators to ask them to vote in opposition to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

Here is the Letter

To: _______________

Bill C-11 looks like a copy of the Liberals’ deeply flawed Bill C-10 and I feel it is a direct threat to our online Charter-protected freedoms and hence a threat to our democracy.

The government claims this bill is about “supporting Canadian culture” and “levelling the playing field.” But Bill C-11 gives the CRTC the power to pick which content gets moved to the top of the search menu and which content gets pushed down where it will never be discovered! This will all be based on an arbitrary set of criteria suspiciously absent from the bill.

The old adage goes, “democracy dies in the dark”. Only with open and public debate about ideas, can we truly have a free and prosperous society. Bill C-11 will not only harm digital-first creators in their ability to succeed and reach global audiences, but it will also hinder consumers’ ability to view and listen to what they want, instead of what the government picks for them.

The vote to aggressively push through the approval of this Bill in the House without adequate time for discussion and debate is a clear sign that our government does not value free speech nor ideas that do not support their agenda. In a response to a reporter at some point in January 2022, our Prime Minister uttered the words that protesters in Ottawa had “unacceptable views” - clearly views that were in direct opposition to his leadership. A free and democratic society must always allow for all lawful ideas to be shared and discussed. This is how free speech works!

I seek the peaceful return of all our enshrined Canadian Rights and Freedoms.

Our government currently has a monopoly on all news (now propaganda) in this country since they started subsidizing almost all media outlets in the country with hundreds of millions dollars ($600 million starting in 2018 and more since). If Bill C-11 passes, the government will ultimately have a 100% monopoly on all information in this country - sounds reminiscent of authoritarian regimes that we are so quick to condemn.

For the sake of our democracy, please vote NO to Bill C-11.

Sincerely,

Signed ___________________________

 

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~Stop Bill C-11

HELPFUL Links and Background Information:

1- You can check the progress of Bill C-11 here:

https://www.parl.ca/legisinfo/en/bill/44-1/c-11

2- You can see all Bills under consideration during the 44th Parliament from June 21, 2022 to present in the Senate and House of Commons here:

https://www.parl.ca/legisinfo/en/legislation-at-a-glance

3- TRANSCRIPT for Bill C-11 First Reading on June 21, 2022 from this link:

https://sencanada.ca/en/content/sen/chamber/441/debates/057db_2022-06-21-e?language=e#55

Write Senators To Oppose Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts

First Reading Senate—Debate Continued

This bill has already been passed in the House of Commons and is now in the Senate for approval so it is very important that we contact our senators to oppose this bill.

 

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