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Broadcasters face ‘Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’ rules under Canada’s new internet censorship law

by Anthony Murdoch

The Trudeau government is looking to impose as part of its Sustainable and Equitable Broadcasting Regulatory Framework new ‘binding’ woke mandates of ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity.’

(LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s federal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking to have the nation’s broadcasting regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), enforce upon all broadcasters woke and pro-LGBT “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” (EDI) requirements.

A June 10 order from the Department of Canadian Heritage notes that the government is looking to impose as part of its Sustainable and Equitable Broadcasting Regulatory Framework new “binding” woke mandates of “inclusion” and “diversity.”

“The Government is proposing to issue policy directions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the Commission) under section 7 of the Broadcasting Act. The proposed directions would give binding, high-level direction to the Commission as it engages Canadians and all interested parties to design and implement a new regulatory framework through an open, public dialogue,” the order reads.

The government notes that the “key elements” from its order include “supporting greater inclusion of equity-seeking groups in the broadcasting system” along with “redefining Canadian programs.”

Part of the new regulations says the government will mean that broadcasters must recognize and “overcome” 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.”

The new rules say the government will go to support “greater inclusion of equity-seeking groups in the broadcasting system,” which will include “meaningful participation of Indigenous persons.”

The new proposed rules are under a 45-day “consultation” process, meaning Canadians have until July 25 to give their opinions on the new rules.

The proposed regulations would exclude content made by “social media creators” as well as “podcasters who primarily use platforms that allow podcasters to upload their content without exercising control over the selection of programs for transmission.”

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