Justin Trudeau’s long-promised Online Harms Act, Bill C-63, has been tabled. The bill reintroduces a section of the Canadian Human Rights Act prohibiting online “hate speech,” which the bill defines as speech “likely to foment detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.” Trudeau and his justice minister claim the bill will comply with the Charter, but their record on civil liberties and free speech should concern all Canadians. True North’s Andrew Lawton weighs in, then discusses with Canadian Constitution Foundation litigation director Christine Van Geyn.

Also, the federal government is still planning on hiking its carbon tax in a few weeks, even though most Canadians are against it. Kris Sims from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation checks in.



  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.