May 31, 2021

I oppose the Liberals’ plan to censor the internet

 

Over the last few weeks, several hundred constituents have signed my petition calling on the Liberal government to scrap Bill C-10.

Bill C-10 is the Liberals’ latest legislation designed to censor the internet and determine what you are able to see online.  

I’ll be writing a letter to Minister Steven Guilbeault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shortly on your behalf demanding they stop this insidious legislation. I’ll be sure not to share your e-mail address or name.

So if you have not yet had the chance to sign this important petition please do so. With your support, we can overcome this bad Liberal bill.

 

 

 

Liberals and NDP vote down Tory plan to protect user content from Bill C-10

By ROBERTO WAKERELL-CRUZ
Post Millennial 

All members of the Liberal Party, the New Democrats, and the Bloc Quebecois voted against a Conservative amendment to Bill C-10 that would have created clearer stipulations that would count user-generated content as an exception from Bill C-19’s sweeping powers.

The moment came during a Heritage Committee meeting on Monday, with the Conservatives now focused on ensuring that the bill does not pass without the exception for user generated content.

The Bloc and the NDP have both expressed interest at voting “yea” for the controversial bill.

(Read the full column online at the link below)

 

 

 

 

The Liberals have failed to end the gay blood ban, we can and must do better 

BY RACHEL AIELLO
CTV News

Years after first promising to do so, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during Pride month last June that he hoped to “very soon” announce the elimination of the blood donation ban for gay men as well as some other folks in the LGBTQ2S+ community. 

It’s nearly a year later and the policy remains unchanged, with the government now arguing in federal court, that while they want to see the blood ban eliminated, it’s not within their powers to unilaterally change the policy.

Opposition parties have begun increasing the political pressure to see the Liberals do more to make good on their two-time election commitment, as LGBTQ2S+ advocates and those who are prohibited from donating continue to voice their frustration, saying the policy is discriminatory and not based in science.

(Read the full column online at the link below)

 

 

In the news

— Why so many children died at Indian Residential Schools. Link

— Mass grave at Kamloops residential school the reality of odious system. Link

— A country run by amateurs who hire more amateurs. Link

— Justice minister accidentally tweets that one of his campaign donors will become a judge. Link

— How Canada’s media dismissed COVID-19 lab leak theory without evidence. Link

— Conservative MPs condemn Trudeau for anti-Asian racism accusations. Link

— One bad morning walk shows just how serious Edmonton’s drug crisis has become. Link

— Questioning government policy on China is not fomenting racism, Prime Minister. Link

— ‘Fact-checking’ takes another beating. Link

You said it

— “The only path forward for this country is to remove this Liberal government from office.” — Patrick M.  

— [Priorities they support] “Transgender rights and transgender normalization in the community.” — James W.

—  “I support ending the gun grab laws that will do nothing to fight crime.” — Kyle F.

Last week’s straw poll results 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked if people if they thought Liberal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should resign for the cover-up of allegations of sexual harassment at the top levels of the Canadian Armed Forces.   

The results were unanimous, everyone thought Minister Sajjan should resign. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.

Have your say

There’s been talk about allowing NHL players travel exceptions for the NHL playoffs. Do you support allowing exceptions for NHL teams?  

I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Latest news on COVID-19 

 

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Health Services or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta Health Services can also be reached by phone at 811. 

Benefits available for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family during this COVID pandemic. 

 

 

 

 

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Kerry Diotte, MP 
House of Commons
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