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Far-left NDP leader says he will ‘continue to pressure’ Trudeau to regulate ‘misinformation’ online

by Anthony Murdoch

‘It has to be the government taking responsibility.’

(LifeSiteNews) — The leader of Canada’s far-left New Democratic Party (NDP) Jagmeet Singh said Wednesday that he will continue pushing the federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to crack down on legal internet content.

Per Blacklock’s Reporter, Singh told reports that Trudeau’s Liberal government “has not done the job of making sure platforms are following the rules around making sure hate and misinformation are not being spread.” 

Singh said that this puts the responsibility back on the “government to do what it should be doing.” 

“We are going to continue to pressure the government to do this,” he added.  

Singh then said that his party, of which there are only 25 elected MPs, would support a Trudeau bill that would make sure “social media platforms are adhering to proper guidelines around misinformation, around hate.” 

“It has to be the government taking responsibility,” he insisted.

Currently, Trudeau’s minority Liberal government is being propped up by the NDP. The two parties have an agreement to keep Trudeau in power until 2025.  

Singh made his internet censorship comments possibly knowing that the Trudeau Liberals already have a lapsed bill, C-36, that they could bring back which would censure legal internet content. 

In fact, after Bill C-36 lapsed in parliament due to Trudeau’s calling of an election in the fall of 2021, Trudeau’s Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez went on to hint that a form of Bill C-36 could be coming back.

Critics of Bill C-36 warned at the time that the broadly-scoped act would lead to the censorship of bloggers and individual social media users, and could even open the door to giving police the power to “do something” about online “hate.”  


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