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With communication increasingly taking place online, issues related on Internet access, broadband availability and affordability, public and private regulation of social media and its use, and the practices and policies of major online platforms have become central to the state of expressive freedom and public discourse that underpins democracy.

BPC Bulletin July 17, 2022

BPC Bulletin: Canadian Government's Experts on Online Safety Submit Their Findings

In Ottawa, the federal Liberal government’s group of 12 experts who considered ways and means of limiting harms on the internet finished their meetings and released their findings this summer. The Expert Advisory Group on Online Safety concluded their 10 meetings on June 10, 2022, and released their findings on July 8, 2022. The federal Liberal government is expected to use the group’s findings when it drafts a new bill to limit online harms.