June 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – Alain Rayes, Conservative Shadow Minister for Canadian Heritage, issued the following statement after the Liberals rammed Bill C-10 through the House without proper debate:
“Weeks ago, the Trudeau Liberals secretly withdrew the section of their own bill that protects individual users’ content. Resulting in Canadians being subject to broad government powers to regulate their use of social media. The government went even further when they used extreme tactics, that haven’t been used in decades to silence the opposition, keeping Canadians in the dark about their infringement on freedom of speech, and ramming the bill through without proper debate.
“We have been hearing from experts and Canadians from all walks of life who are worried about the Liberals’ plan to restrict freedom of speech by regulating the internet.
“Shutting down debate on a bill widely condemned for its attacks on freedom of speech sets a very dangerous precedent. If this controversial bill is adopted, a Conservative government will stand up for Canadians and repeal this deeply flawed legislation. Only Canada’s Conservatives will keep on fighting for the freedoms of Canadians.”