A sound national communications policy won’t be found by trying to revive Bill C-10 and the divisive political thinking that produced it, writes Peter Menzies in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.
By Peter Menzies, October 12, 2021
When it comes to communications regulation, let’s be clear: the election did not give Justin Trudeau’s government a mandate to continue messing with free speech on the Internet.
If the Liberals had been convinced by the pro-C-10 lobby that the bill would be wildly popular, the election outcome should have ended that ruse. There is no evidence Guilbeault’s approach delivered any benefits — not even in Quebec — and given the issue’s low profile beyond la belle province, it was likely seen as a vote loser elsewhere.