Government Bill (House of Commons) C-36 (43-2) - First Reading - An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act and to make related amendments to another Act (hate propaganda, hate crimes and hate speech) - Parliament of Canada
The Canadian government has proposed legislation (Bill C-36) where people can be taken to court and penalized if they’re suspected of being ABOUT TO post something hateful online.
An individual would be able to report another PREEMPTIVELY for something they haven’t said yet.
Alarming aspects, in ascending order:
1) Fuzzy and circular definition of "hateful" speech ("involves detestation…stronger than dislike", good luck quantifying that),
2) Encouraging citizens to report on one another (oh right... one the French national past-time under Nazi Germany Occupation!),
3) The ability to punish people for something they haven’t actually done yet (!)
While this legislation hasn’t been passed so far, it’s noteworthy that it was proposed at all, and the people who did so are currently in power.
Also, Trudeau "is said" to rescind his Emergencies Act.