A coalition of organizations — spearheaded by Bell — is asking the CRTC to implement a website-blocking system to curb piracy. They want to create an official Internet censorship committee within the federal government, without court oversight.
This dangerous and over-reaching proposal will lead to legitimate content and speech being censored, violating our right to free expression and the principles of Net Neutrality,1 which the federal government has consistently pledged support for.2
So, we gathered our own coalition: One that has the Canada's best interests at heart. And today a coalition of more than 30 organizations and businesses — including digital rights groups, library associations, independent Internet service providers and civil liberties organizations — are standing together against this website blocking plan.