Canada’s far-left government is pushing to further crack down on dissenters by moving to begin regulating and censoring podcasts.
Under the new measures being promoted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet, authorities will also be able to track those who subscribe to podcasts.
The plan is the latest tactic seeking to eliminate wrongthink from the nation’s taxpaying population.
In the summer, Canada’s Bill C-18, the Online News Act, became law and placed restrictions on news in the country.
Bill C-18 limits online news to corporate media outlets by placing a price on links to content, a so-called “link tax,” to reduce the reach of independent sources.
Trudeau also previously froze the bank accounts of protesting truckers in Canada.
The World Economic Forum-tied leader’s government declared that being “pro-Trump” was a factor they would use to freeze accounts.
“The CRTC now wants to regulate podcasts,” said the Toronto Sun’s Brian Lilley.
“Here is my simple message to them. Go to hell.”
Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Paterson, a popular international podcaster, responded to the recent move on Twitter/X.
“Not a f**king chance,” Peterson said.
“You censorial Scumrat.”
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) September 30, 2023
CRTC’s announcement states that podcasters meeting certain criteria “need to provide information about their activities in Canada.”
Online streaming services operating in Canada, that offer audio or video content that generates $10 million or more in annual revenues, must complete a registration form by November 28.
It’s pitched as a one-time requirement for collecting basic information.
“Second, the CRTC is setting conditions for online streaming services to operate in Canada,” the announcement states.
“These conditions take effect today and require certain online streaming services to provide the CRTC with information related to their content and subscribership.”
Furthermore, CRTC stated that another ongoing consultation will address how podcasters and those offering video streaming services contribute to Canadian and Indigenous content.
There is now no freedom of speech for ordinary Canadians and access to news.
Meanwhile, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has also initiated the process of ending news availability in Canada.
The company is making the change after the Canadian government passed the Online News Act (Bill C-18).
Canadian news outlets and publishers will no longer be able to share their news links and content with the Canadian audience.
The same applies to international news outlets; while they will continue to post their news links and content, the content will not be visible to people in Canada.
The changes mean that people in Canada will no longer be able to view or share news content on Facebook and Instagram.
The availability of Meta’s services will remain unchanged for users outside of Canada.