PM Trudeau replies to Civil Dialogue and PeaceQuest
The Prime Minister has committed to introducing new legislation to combat online hate in his reply to the Civil Dialogue initiative, which was launched last month over concerns about the impact of hate groups.
“Thank you, and the signatories of your letter, for writing to me regarding your collective call to protect and strengthen Canadian democracy,” Justin Trudeau said in a letter to PeaceQuest and co-signing groups.
“Every day, Canadians use social media to connect with family and friends, stay informed and take part in collective debates and discussions. However, what we say or publish online can also have an impact on the lives and safety of others, especially those who struggle to be heard. That is why we will soon be introducing new legislation to regulate online platforms while allowing for more voices to express themselves,” he added.
The Civil Dialogue initiative is a new grassroots initiative to help protect and strengthen Canadian democracy, founded by Christopher Holcroft.
Below is the February 19, 2021 from Prime Minister Trudeau.
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