Freedom of press has never been so threatened after Quebec premier’s call for censorship. A few months after trying to legislate on what liberals call “hate speech,” Philippe Couillard’s PMO asked Transcontinental Media to remove a caricature, and they’ve been quick to obey!
For what reason was this company, which distributes weekly local papers, so prompt to comply with this order from the Premier's office?
Is it because of a law which is under scrutiny by the Assemblée nationale, which could deprive them of $20 million in advertising revenues?
What’s clear is that in Quebec, freedom of the press as well as freedom of speech are now under attack by the Liberals.