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More than half the people in Ontario oppose the major aspect of Bill C-10 — the federal government’s ability to meddle in internet searches — according to a recent poll. When asked whether they support a federal government bill to promote and demote content in the results of search functions on social media sites like YouTube and Facebook, 62% of Ontario residents said they oppose this initiative. Of those, 41% said they strongly oppose the government having this power, while only 6% strongly support it. Young Ontarian men and women, those aged 18 to 34, were most likely to oppose the new sweeping powers introduced in Bill C-10, according to the results of the survey commissioned by True North and conducted by One Research. Bill C-10 was a controversial bill proposed by the Trudeau Liberals to expand the mandate of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and apply it to the internet. This would give the federal government sweeping new powers to regulate content online, including the ability to meddle in the search results for social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.

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