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The Liberal government’s push to rush through the anti-internet Bill C-10 before the legislative session is over this Summer will likely face delays in the Senate. According to the National Post, a majority of senators are calling for further study into the legislation which some critics have claimed could limit the free speech rights of Canadians online. “There seems to be a broad range of concern with this bill. There doesn’t seem to be any momentum to pass this and rubber-stamp this without thorough review,” Conservative Senator Leo Housakos told the National Post. Similarly, the leader of the Progressive Senate Group, Senator Jane Cordy, has indicated she does not plan to skip the senate’s study period on C-10. The Liberal government has claimed that the scope of Bill C-10 is limited to updating Canada’s outdated Broadcasting Act to meet current digital and social media realities. However, public outrage erupted after Liberal members of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage voted to strip the bill of protections that would prevent the government from regulating the content of ordinary Canadian users.

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