Given a chance to rule it out, Karina Gould failed to do so, sending a clear message that the Trudeau Liberals are willing to go down the path of authoritarian states like Communist China.
The Trudeau government was given a chance to rule out something that should have been easy to rule out for any government that even half-respects democracy:
Shutting down social media during an election.
Instead, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould refused to rule it out when given the chance.
Here’s what was reported by The Montreal Journal (translated with Google Translate):
“I think it’s obvious that Twitter is not taking this issue seriously. Otherwise, they would have acted in a faster way, “she said Thursday, adding that time is running out.
Ms. Gould blames the US social network for not having adhered to Canada’s Declaration on Online Electoral Integrity presented by Ottawa more than a week ago.
This statement, which Facebook, Microsoft and Google are committed to respect, urges web platforms to fight misinformation and eliminate false accounts.
Asked how Ottawa could crack down on social networks that do not seem to collaborate, the minister did not dismiss the idea of temporarily closing them. She added, however, that this is not the preferred path for now.”
Think about that for a moment:
A Minister in a supposedly free and democratic country is refusing to rule out shutting down social media during an election because it refuses to bow down to partisan demands.
That’s the kind of stuff we see in Communist China and authoritarian regimes, and to see it creeping into the thinking of the Trudeau Liberals is disturbing and should horrify all Canadians.
It should not even be under consideration.
The Conservatives must speak out against this and denounce this vehemently. We cannot allow the Trudeau government to take away more of our free speech and free expression.
Remember, the Liberals and the other corrupt elites were glad to make use of social media when they felt assured of winning elections, but once Conservatives and Populists started having success on social media and once Canadians felt empowered to share our own views freely, all of a sudden the elites are cracking down and making threats.
We are seeing Trudeau’s love for China’s ‘basic dictatorship’ now turn into outright emulation of it.
If you’re against this authoritarian threat from the Trudeau Liberals, contact your MP and let them know how you feel:
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