No! Most experts agree that C-11 respects entirely Canadian Internet users’ liberty of expression for there are several articles in the bill that protect this fundamental right – which is also protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

For example, the federal Minister of Justice, David Lametti, an expert on intellectual property, examined Bill C-10 (the immediate predecessor of C-11) and found no conflict with the Charter. What is more, fourteen prominent communications lawyers supported C-10 dismissing any negative effects on Internet users’ liberty of expression resulting from the bill.