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“The Bill has been heavily criticized by many, who have said among other things that it is a censorship bill that will harm content creators.”
By Elie Cantin-Nantel
True North (Canada)
The Trudeau government is proposing to have the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) impose woke “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” (EDI) requirements on broadcasters as part of its Sustainable and Equitable Broadcasting Regulatory Framework.
This comes as the government’s controversial internet censorship legislation Bill C-11 received royal assent.
The changes sought by Heritage Canada seek to ensure “the meaningful participation of Indigenous persons in the broadcasting system,” to support “greater inclusion of equity-seeking groups in the broadcasting system,” to redefine Canadian programs and to create “an equitable, flexible and adaptable regulatory framework” among other things.
“The broadcasting system should serve the interests of all Canadians. Part of this is recognizing and overcoming the challenges faced by certain Canadians, including Indigenous persons, Black and other racialized persons, Canadians of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds, members of OLMCs, persons with disabilities, members of 2SLGBTQI+ communities, women, and members of other equity-seeking groups,” reads the government’s regulatory proposal. Click here to continue reading.