We cover four subjects, starting with an update on the City of Calgary and its latest bylaw to curtail free expression. Then we talk about Bill C-11, an attempt by the federal government to gain control over speech on the internet using the CRTC. From there we move on to the subject of de-banking to try and determine if there are any rights violations. We finish with a discussion of 15-minute cities and their potential to limit mobility.
Community Services Report to Regular Meeting of Council: Public Behaviour Bylaw 54M2006
CBC, Mar 13, 2023: Lawyer says proposed Calgary bylaw following drag event protests is 'problematic'
Globe and Mail, Mar 7, 2023: Heritage Minister rejects key C-11 amendment, puts himself on potential collision course with Senators
Paula Simons in The National Post, Jun 15, 2022: We cannot fight hate by criminalizing speech, no matter how vile
Michael Geist, Mar 8, 2023: Government Rejection of Key Senate Bill C-11 Amendment Reveals Its True Intent: Retain Power to Regulate User Content
True North, Mar 8, 2023: Liberals reject online user content protections for Bill C-11
Dr. Pennsylvania Adams on Twitter, Mar 8, 2023: "BMO has debanked me..."
Mondaq, Dec 4, 2020: United States: Proposed Rule Addresses "De-Banking" And Politically Driven Lending Practices
The Post Millennial, Mar 1, 2023: Canadian trans shop teacher with massive prosthetic breasts no longer teaching at school
Reddit discussion, Mar 5, 2023: DYSTOPIAN UPDATE: In China's 15 minute cities you need a face scan to go back to your home. You need to do a face scan to LEAVE your neighbourhood zone as well
Kristin Take in The Hill, Feb 2, 2022: Coming soon: Climate lockdowns?
ITV, Mar 9, 2023: Vandals sabotage controversial pollution cameras meant to police Sadiq Khan's ULEZ zone
CTV News, Feb 26, 2023: How '15-minute cities' turned into an international conspiracy theory
Toronto Star, Mar 7, 2023: How 15-Minute City fears came to Canada — and how one politician is trying to walk people through them
Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens