In addition to fines of up to $50,000, the bill also proposes for a “victim” of hate speech to be compensated with a payment (by the accused) of up to $20,000. Similar to a lawsuit, but with the government acting on behalf of the plaintiff/accuser, and with no legal fees. Under C-36, the identity of the accuser or supposed victim can be kept secret.
Canadians no longer have free political discourse or political options as the country circles the drain. Bill C-36 is political persecution. Communists hate the truth so they call it “hate.” They promote deviants in order to undermine society. They’re always talking about “human rights.” Free speech isn’t one of them.
Were you thinking of posting something on the internet? If that something includes criticism of Zionism, gays or trannies, then you had better think again, because under Trudeau’s bill C-36, you could find yourself in a lot of trouble.
You don’t even need to actually make a statement that could be interpreted as hateful, simply raising the suspicion that you might at some point make a hateful statement is enough for legal action to be taken against you.
What qualifies as hate speech is subject to interpretation and is often totally political. For example, it has long been argued (including by former Conservative PM Stephen Harper) that criticism of war crimes of Zionism is anti-Semitism, while a message as benign as “It’s OK to be white” is considered white nationalist hate speech.
Will any criticism of the Communist Liberal party be deemed homophobic, transphobic, and racist?
Canada already has laws against hate speech. Bill C-36 is aimed specifically at the internet and raises the stakes for people with politically incorrect opinions.
SECRET ACCUSERS, FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
Bill C-36 actually provides a financial incentive to accuse others of hate speech. In addition to fines of up to $50,000, the bill also proposes for a “victim” of hate speech to be compensated with a payment (by the accused) of up to $20,000. Similar to a lawsuit, but with the government acting on behalf of the plaintiff/accuser, and with no legal fees.
Up to now, Canadians accused of a crime have the right to face their accuser in court as well as the right to cross-examine them. Under C-36, the identity of the accuser or supposed victim can be kept secret. This sets a dangerous precedent, and the next step will be for evidence to be secret as well like in the Guantanamo Bay trials.
We already have paid online trolls looking to cancel and slander people who say politically incorrect things, this will now become a legitimate profession. No cost except internet access, and no worries about damaging your reputation, become a full-time hate crime accuser and you could be earning six figures in no time.
No actual crime needs to take place to run afoul of this law. All that is required if for someone to make the accusation that “the person fears on reasonable grounds that another person will commit” a hate crime/hate speech offence and you could end up being forced to accept a court order (termed a “recognizance”) that imposes the sort of conditions normally reserved for those accused or convicted of actually committing serious crimes.
This court order can include any and all of the following:
-Forced to wear an “electronic monitoring device”
-Curfew or house arrest
-Not permitted to leave a “specified geographic area” without permission from a judge
-Prohibit the consumption of alcohol or “any other intoxicating substance”
-Forced to submit to blood or urine tests for drugs/alcohol, potentially on a regular basis. In Canada, it is not a standard practice even for people on parole or probation to be tested for drugs and alcohol. Very strange that this would become a standard condition imposed on someone accused of having the intent to commit hate speech/crime.
-Restrict who the defendant may communicate with
-Seize weapons including guns, crossbows, and explosives. The bill actually adds the condition that the judge must provide a reason as to why he chose NOT to seize the defendant’s weapons, if so decided. If you are a gun owner you now have to be very careful what you post online or say in public or you will lose your guns.
The judge may impose this court order for up to a year, and two years if the defendant has previously been convicted of a hate crime/hate speech. Refusal to accept this order will result in imprisonment for up to 12 months. Failure to comply with the terms of the court order will result in criminal charges, which can lead to more jail time.