Nobody wants to choke on the fumes of government censorship and overreach that Bill C-10 gave off. Sure, lots of people are in favour of reforming Canada's Broadcasting Act and supporting Canadian creators — but we can do that without the C-10 trash fire.
Applying TV broadcasting standards and thinking to the Internet doesn’t make any sense; not for part of the Internet, and especially not for our user posts and content. Any effort to support vibrant Canadian culture on the Internet should fund Canadian Internet creators first, not tax the Internet we love to fund legacy media (like Bell and Corus) we don’t.
Let’s put an end to C-10’s dumpster fire and get this right. We have a new Heritage Minister and that means a chance to reset: slow down, listen to experts, stakeholders, and everyday people.
It’s time to extinguish this dumpster fire and move forward with something better. Sign the petition telling the government to abandon its TV era approach to regulating the Internet.