On May 10, 2021 the Committee on Canadian Heritage passed a motion to temporarily pause the clause-by-clause review of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.
The temporary pause to Committee clause-by-clause discussions will allow the Committee to hear testimony from David Lametti, the minister of justice, and Steven Guilbeault, the minister of heritage, on the proposed date of May 14, 2021. A panel of expert witnesses is also expected to testify to the Committee on May 17th, before the Committee will continue its deliberations with respect to Bill C-10. The testimony will address whether the proposed Bill C-10 contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as a result of recent Committee amendments to the bill to remove the "social media exemption" clause.
Bill C-10 is being put on hold as a committee of MPs seeks to determine if it could violate freedom of expression rights for social media users