Last week I wrote how the Liberal attempt to regulate your YouTube, Facebook, Tik Tok videos (user generated content) could significantly harm the ability of the disability rights movement to organize, connect and educate. Last week the Liberal government struck down an amendment to bill C10 that would protect user generated specifically from regulation by the CRTC while attempting to regulate video on demand services like Netflix, Prime etc. The federal NDP have come out in support of the Liberals on removing this amendment that would protect user generated content something that would have been unthinkable under Tom MulCair and Jack Layton. The NDP have a long history of opposing such attempts to regulate or interfere with user generated content in the past as it is an affront to democracy, and accountable government.
Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault appeared on CBC last night trying to explain the move. So without further interruption, I present to you, our very talented and intelligent Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault explaining why the amendment to protect user generated content was removed: