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The trend in all of this legislation is clear: More government control, less freedom. And C-36 takes that to a terrible new level. With Bill C-10 having passed in the House of Commons and going on to the Senate, the Liberals are wasting little time in launching yet another assault on your freedom of expression. The Liberals have introduced Bill C-36, which they claim is aimed at countering ‘online hate’: As you can clearly see in this description of the legislation, they are leaving the definition of ‘hate’ deliberately vague: “Bill C-36 would allow a person to appear before a provincial court, with the Attorney General’s consent, if the person fears that another will commit an offence “motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other similar factor.” Hate is defined in the bill as “the emotion that involves detestation or vilification and that is stronger than dislike or disdain,” but hatred is not incited solely because it “discredits, humiliates, hurts or offends.”

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