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Offline segnosaur

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From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Act_to_amend_the_Broadcasting_Act_(43rd_Canadian_Parliament,_2nd_Session)
An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (Bill C-10) is a proposed Canadian federal legislation...The bill seeks to amend the Broadcasting Act to account for the increased prominence of internet video and digital media, by adding undertakings that conduct "broadcasting" over the internet to the regulatory scope of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The bill was passed by the House of Commons on June 22, 2021, and awaits Senate approval.
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The bill will also update Canada's broadcasting policy to prioritize the "needs and interests" of Canadians, and the inclusion and involvement of Canadians of diverse backgrounds in broadcast programming. It removes the Act's requirement that all broadcasters be fully owned by Canadians, removes the seven-year term limit for CRTC-issued broadcast licenses (a regulatory process which will not apply to internet broadcasters), and adds a mechanism of imposing "conditions" on broadcasters (including radio, television, and online undertakings) without them being bound to a license term. The bill also introduces monetary fines for violating orders and regulations issued by the CRTC.
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Supporters of Bill C-10 state that it would allow the CRTC to compel foreign streaming services to follow similar regulatory obligations to conventional radio and television broadcasters, including mandating that they make contributions to the Canada Media Fund...
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Bill C-10 has faced criticism for granting a large amount of power to the CRTC, who are unelected regulators and receive very little guidance from Parliament or the government. Its unclear applicability to user-generated content on social media services has also faced concerns that it infringes freedom of expression.


It looks like the case of the government just saying "trust us, we know what we're doing" (with promises how they aren't REALLY going to target amateur producers.)

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Does anyone other than waldo actually believe there will not be bureaucratic over reach.
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Liberals try to secretly amend the CRTC internet regulation bill, the Speaker removes the amendments.

no... unless you're suggesting "secret amendments" as ones voted on, accepted and passed by the related Heritage Committee - as in NOT secret!

again, points in fact:
=> the Speaker ruled the respective amendments in question be voided since they were passed by the Heritage Committee after the allotted debate period time was exceeded
=> in followup closing debate before the entire HOC, these amendments were reinstated (again, NOT secretly) and Bill C-10 was passed by the HOC (with votes received from Liberals, Bloc & NDP)
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Does anyone other than waldo actually believe there will not be bureaucratic over reach.

member wilber, your boogeymanCRTC is asking that you qualify 'over reach'; also, it asks that you give examples (plural) of your raised concern:

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Bill C-10 hits speed bump as Speaker voids dozens of 'secret' amendments

The Liberal government’s push to speed controversial broadcasting bill C-10 through Parliament hit a road bump Tuesday, when the Speaker of the House voided dozens of amendments to the bill.

The Heritage committee voted on those amendments last week, without debate or the ability to consult experts. The unusual process, in which the public wasn’t aware of what MPs were voting on until days later, was criticized as “secret” law-making by University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist.

The amendments were made public Monday when the amended bill was tabled in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Blake Richards asked the Speaker of the House to strike those amendments, arguing the committee exceeded its authority, and on Tuesday the Speaker agreed.

Speaker Anthony Rota declared dozens of amendments added at committee after debate time ran out null and void, and ordered the bill to be reprinted without them.


https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/bill-c-10-hits-speed-bump-as-speaker-voids-dozens-of-secret-amendments
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“I find it shocking and deeply troubling that the committee is proceeding with clause-by-clause by voting on amendments that have not been made public, are not subject to debate, and there are no experts available to answer questions,” said University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist. Geist, a vocal critic of the bill, said that process amounts to secret law-making.

A list of amendments proposed by the various parties is provided to MPs on the committee before they vote on them, but the text of the amendments isn’t available to the public until after the vote due to Parliamentary privilege rules.


https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/mps-accused-of-secret-law-making-in-rush-to-pass-controversial-c-10-broadcasting-bill
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Bill C-10 hits speed bump as Speaker voids dozens of 'secret' amendments

Speaker Anthony Rota declared dozens of amendments added at committee after debate time ran out null and void, and ordered the bill to be reprinted without them.

you're still flogging this... still? Again:


Liberals try to secretly amend the CRTC internet regulation bill, the Speaker removes the amendments.

no... unless you're suggesting "secret amendments" as ones voted on, accepted and passed by the related Heritage Committee - as in NOT secret!

again, points in fact:
=> the Speaker ruled the respective amendments in question be voided since they were passed by the Heritage Committee after the allotted debate period time was exceeded
=> in followup closing debate before the entire HOC, these amendments were reinstated (again, NOT secretly) and Bill C-10 was passed by the HOC (with votes received from Liberals, Bloc & NDP)
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just prior to the upcoming adjournment for its 'summer break', both Bill C-6 (banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ2S+) & Bill C-10 (Broadcasting Act changes) have passed into committee by the Senate.

either an election call will cancel out these 2 potential pieces of legislation... or they'll stall out over the Senate summer break. The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Dominic Leblanc... blames the last-minute passage of these key bills in the House of Commons on Conservative obstruction!