There are a lot of important things going on in the world right now, from the G-20 meetings in Japan to the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination race.
There's lots to talk about in Canada, too. The legality of the carbon tax is being heard in courts, and Catherine McKenna thinks that she can scold her way through defending it.
The world is full of news, but I truly believe the most pressing topic is the stampede towards censorship in Canada and in other parts of the world. The only democracy in which freedom of speech is slipping away faster right now is in New Zealand, and it's infecting other countries. In particular, the extreme censorship in the Christchurch Call.
Earlier this week I showed you the speech by the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres who called for global monitoring of social media and tech and a crack-down on what they consider to be hateful. They don't have an objective definition for hateful material, but they do know that anything contrary to the UN is hateful.
Our friend James O'Keefe over at Project Veritas released videos of Google executives talking about their plan to use their massive control over the Internet to fight against Trump's election in 2020. It doesn't sound like these being tech companies need a lot of pressure from the UN or New Zealand to crack down.
But it must be said that Justin Trudeau is in the first rank of censors around the world.
Let me show you some new items, starting with a report from Public Safety under cabinet minister Ralph Goodale. It was put together by the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.
I read the whole thing.
Nowhere does it mention real threats — nothing about Islamic extremism, or the 100+ ISIS terrorists who picked up their lives in Canada to head to Syria to commit war crimes. Nothing about radical mosques.
Here's what's in the document:
Education of leaders. Education of service providers who work with youth. More control over the media (that's to say, more control over us). More control over social media and “hate inciting communications” therein.
Like with the United Nations, there is no definition for these terms. And that means that the Liberal Party can define these terms as they wish. And Justin Trudeau deeply, deeply hates The Rebel.
Recently we put together a petition at StopSection13.com, where we've been tracking the re-installation of section 13 of the Canada Human Rights Act under the Liberal-run Justice Committee. This committee is chaired by Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, who has been telling media that there's an “incredible gap” on the data collection of “hateful content,” otherwise known as words.
Not only is Housefather past pretending that this is about real crime or real assaults anymore, but the Conservatives are deaf to media requests asking for their opinions. MP Lisa Raitt is the Conservative Party's justice critic, and she's not returning calls about this legislation.
The Conservatives have committed to small measures, but there have been no speeches, no public comments defending free speech. Not one email to Canadians, not one peep in Parliament.
We're in trouble, folks.
NEXT: Breitbart's senior tech correspondent Allum Bohkari calls in to talk about possible political answers to addressing censorship under big tech companies.
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