A dark day for Canada, and therefore, the world.
Canadian democracy is fully broken. Governments can be formed without getting anything like the support of the majority of the populace, and then ram through wildly unpopular laws with no opposition. And the loyal opposition? Lol. It barely matters who we vote for. They're all on the same team. No actual alternatives.
I wish I had an answer to this but I really don't.
We, as a nation, are not as engaged in politics as our American cousins. As I see it there are a few reasons for this. The first is that while in the US the focus is on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in Canada it is on peace, order and good government. Consequently Canadians are not used to questioning the government. There’s also the issue of media coverage. Canada does not have the breadth of media coverage that exists in the States and what we do have is partially focused on US news. Finally, in the case of the CBC, honest coverage should not be expected as it is essentially the PR arm of the (Liberal) government.
Astounding to see.
There was a time--do I ever remember it--when Americans traveling abroad in some dicey places sometimes tried to pretend to be Canadians. Heck, maybe some Americans still will.
All the rest of us, south of your border, are seriously wondering what the all fuck.
Poilievre has explicitly stated that he will repeal Bill C-11 if elected, don't you have to take a promise at face value, then try to hold them to it if they renege? Not that it hasn't crossed my mind that the potential abuses of C-11 would be available to ANY sitting government...
A sad, sad day for Canada.
Being so apolitical on an everyday basis, citizens are unknowingly contributing to the loss of civil liberties.
I think it’s pessimistic to think PP might not win
If this is the situation in Canada, I wonder what the situation must be in developing economies, where it's slowly but steadily the entire nations are ushered towards authoritarian regimes.
A.I. as the new “interface” of everything sounds like a probable problem of censorship and narrating the truth to the peasants. It’s not so much these Bills or regulations I’m worried about - it’s how the eyeballs are being guided to just a few places.
ChatGPT, YouTube, TikTok, Google, etc…Generative A.I. might narrow the funnel even further than the algorithmic web did.
But but but triple triple triple the carbon tax!
Leave Canada. Go to Georgia, Russia, Serbia. Even a few based U.S. states.
I am so glad I am a year and a half in to my plan b. Looks like I may only get out JIT.
The internet was always about controlling information. They even controlled what they shared. Imagine what we don't know that's there and real instead of this version. The mind boggles. Thank goodness more people are questioning and being curious to give us a better chance of breaking through these fake allusions.
I'm not a huge fan of this bill but it wasn't rammed down Canadians' throats any more than other laws passed by Parliament. The CRTC has been regulating what Canadians can watch and listen to for decades under Liberal and Conservative governments by imposing a certain percentage of Canadian content on TV and radio. This is now extended to streaming services such as Netflix and some audiovisual internet content (so... not "the internet"). Lots of countries do stuff to promote their national cultures and no Canadians will have to use a VPN to watch their favourite shows any more than they already do when a show isn't carried in Canada. In fact, the CRTC has announced that is will relax its definition of what counts as Canadian content for streaming shows. Culture is a complex issue for a country with a large neighbour like Canada, and there's no particular reason why the internet shouldn't fall under the umbrella of culture. Just to reiterate: I am not a fan of this bill, but with all due respect I'm very skeptical of overblown critiques like this. I'm Canadian, by the way. A lot of non-Canadians seem to be weighing in on this, and they should butt out.