A new proposed bill recently presented to the Canadian parliament would allow people to report so-called “hate speech” online before it even happens. The proposed “hate speech” law, Bill C-36, allows Canadians to take another person to court if they feel like they might post something hateful online. According to the proposed legislation, Canadians will be encouraged to report anybody to the authorities. Those who have had reports filed against them will then be taken to court and potentially penalized before they even post any so-called “hate speech” online if there is sufficient evidence to suggest that they have hateful motives.
“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 offense under section 318 [pushing or advocating for genocide] or subsection 318 [inciting or promoting hate],” reads the proposed bill. (Related: Is Canada becoming North America’s Cuba?) “That’s right. A person can get in trouble for something they are suspected of intending to post … online,” wrote David Fiorazo for Harbingers Daily.
Donate And Support The Work I Do Seven Days A Week
Subscribe To The EarthNewspaper.com Daily Newsletter