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Bill C-11: A threat to freedom of expression

CISION via Yahoo!: 'This piece of legislation gives the CRTC a great deal of latitude to indirectly control content generated by individual users. There is a very real risk that streaming platforms and social media will be pushed toward a highly regulated environment.

'"Expressive content like podcasts and video clips, which currently enjoy full freedom of expression, could fall under the CRTC's authority and suffer the consequences of CRTC orders targeting the platforms that host them. There is reason to worry about the potentially harmful consequences of imposing a burdensome government mechanism in an area where freedom and the almost total lack of regulation have worked wonders so far," explains Mr. Bachand. It is difficult to predict exactly how the CRTC would use these new powers, or even whether it would use them at all.'

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