It would create a new digital safety commissioner, who would have the authority to send inspectors into workplaces and homes to search for documents, software, and information. It also brings Charter concerns about unreasonable search and seizure violations, critics say.
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, seen here on Nov. 3, 2020, says Canadians are increasingly concerned with social media being used to spread potentially illegal and abusive content, such as hate speech and child sexual exploitative content. Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Privacy experts say the Liberal government’s proposed online harms bill, which would create a new regulator for illegal content, raises serious privacy and free speech concerns.
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Two bills that died on the Order Paper have been reintroduced in the current Parliament: Bill C-4, which unanimously passed in the House on Dec. 1, and Bill C-3, which received first reading on Nov. 26.
While the Bank of Canada has said cryptocurrencies do not pose 'any significant risk' to the financial system or economy, higher inflation could result in more Canadians using them as a store of wealth, says CPC MP.
Phil Fontaine says he hopes that the Christmastime gathering at the Vatican will begin the process of healing and have it come full circle next year when the Pope sets foot on Indigenous land in Canada.
Almost 80 per cent of outlets reported having no visible minorities or Indigenous journalists in one of the top three leadership roles in their newsroom, according to the CAJ's newsroom diversity survey.
Governor General Mary Simon's use of Inuktitut during last month's Throne Speech was a historic first, and new Nunavut MP Lori Idlout is making efforts of her own to incorporate her mother tongue into her work.