SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk slammed the Justin Trudeau authorities in Canada for “crushing free speech” within the nation.
His comment got here within the wake of a latest order of the Canadian authorities which makes it obligatory for on-line streaming companies to formally register with the federal government for ‘regulatory controls’.
Elon Musk was responding to a publish by journalist and creator Glenn Greenwald who was commenting on the ruling.
“The Canadian authorities, armed with one of many world’s most repressive on-line censorship schemes, proclaims that each one “on-line streaming companies that supply podcasts” should formally register with the federal government to allow regulatory controls,” Glenn Greenwald posted on X (previously Twitter)
Responding to this, Elon Musk said, “Trudeau is making an attempt to crush free speech in Canada. Shameful”.
Trudeau is making an attempt to crush free speech in Canada. Shameful. https://t.co/oHFFvyBGxu
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2023
Notably, this isn’t the primary time the Trudeau authorities has been accused of appearing in opposition to free speech.
In February 2022, Mr Trudeau invoked emergency powers – for the primary time within the nation’s historical past – to arm his authorities with extra energy to answer the trucker protests, who had been opposing the vaccine mandates at the moment.
In the meantime, the Canadian PM created an uproar after he alleged India’s function within the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Nevertheless, India has outrightly rejected the claims, calling it ‘absurd’ and ‘motivated’.
Notably, Canada has but to offer any public proof to assist the declare concerning the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
India has suspended its visa companies in Canada, following Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s allegations of Indian involvement within the killing.
Amid strained ties, India issued an advisory for its residents and those that are travelling to Canada to train “utmost warning in view of rising anti-India actions and politically-condoned hate crimes and prison violence” within the nation.
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