Author George Orwell famously wrote in Animal Farm, “If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Politicians top the list of individuals who do not want to hear from an opposing public, be it in person or on social media. A cabinet minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has had a light bulb moment to censor dissent from either constituents or opinion makers: accuse it of being extremist, label it as a hate speech, and put the kibosh on third-party hosts. Indeed, in Trudeau-land, some pigs are more equal than others.
Censoring Political Criticism?
Federal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault thinks perhaps new regulations could target websites that publish hurtful comments hurled at politicians and bureaucrats. Speaking on a podcast with Canada 2020, an Ottawa-based think tank that has connections to the Liberal Party...
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