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Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault has said he will soon be introducing new internet “content moderation” legislation to “address categories of online harms” in Canada. Guilbeault’s new “online harm” bill would be his second piece of legislation dealing with regulating the internet in Canada. If passed, it would join his controversial Bill C-10, or “Act to amend the Broadcasting Act,” which has drawn fire for its targeting of user-generated content on social media platforms. on social media platforms. On June 15, the Speaker of the House of Commons ruled that the proposed amendments to Bill C-10 were “null and void,” according to Dr. Michael Geist, law professor at University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. “The government will presumably try to have the full House vote on the amendments to get Bill C-10 back on track. But their plans for a rapid vote with limited debate seemingly won’t happen with no shortage of Parliamentary procedure questions on the way,” tweeted Geist.

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