3.09.30 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] [i]ntroduce legislation within its first 100 days to combat serious forms of harmful online content, specifically hate speech, terrorist content, content that incites violence, child sexual abuse material and the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. This would make sure that social media platforms and other online services are held accountable for the content that they host. Our legislation will recognize the importance of freedom of expression for all Canadians and will take a balanced and targeted approach to tackle extreme and harmful speech.”
No bills were passed in the first 100 days. In addition, Bill C-270 was not a priority. It did not receive first reading until April 28, 2022.
“Current status //Outside the Order of Precedence // Latest activity // Introduction and first reading on April 28, 2022 (House of Commons).”
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (pornographic material)
The bill is only at its first reading. The 100-day objective is not fulfilled.
“This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create a recognizance to keep the peace relating to hate propaganda and hate crimes and to define “hatred” for the purposes of two hate propaganda offences.”
“This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create a recognizance to keep the peace relating to hate propaganda and hate crime and to define “hatred” for the purposes of two hate propaganda offences.”
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