Using the ‘Harm’ Argument to Censor Online Speech

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Canadian Heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez, Gov. Gen. Mary Simon at cabinet swearing-in ceremony.

What constitutes harm?

This is the question currently debated by Canadian lawmakers surrounding the Online Harms Bill — a controversial bill currently under development that seeks to protect vulnerable people online and curb the dissemination of ‘harmful’ content.

Canada’s Plans to Regulate the Internet

Canada’s Plans to Regulate the Internet
Canada’s latest attempt to regulate speech comes in the form of the hotly debated bill, Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act (though it was hardly debated in the House-–MPs rushed over 150 amendments to meet the government imposed deadline).