Elon Musk slammed the Justin Trudeau government in Canada for "crushing free speech" in the country. His remarks came after the Canadian government asked online streaming services to formally register with the government for 'regulatory' oversight.
Responding to a post by journalist and author Glenn Greenwald who was commenting on the ruling, Musk said, "Trudeau is trying to crush free speech in Canada. Shameful."
Greenwald's post on X read, "The Canadian government, armed with one of the world's most repressive online censorship schemes, announces that all "online streaming services that offer podcasts" must formally register with the government to permit regulatory controls."
However, Trudeau was accused of restricting free speech earlier too. In February 2022, Trudeau invoked emergency powers, allowing his government to impose bans on public assembly and prohibit travel to protest zones in response to an agitation led by truckers who were protesting vaccine mandates.
Ironically, Trudeau has refused to take action against Khalistan extremism in the name of free speech. Last month, the Canadian PM, speaking to media following the G20 summit in New Delhi, said, “Canada will always defend freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and freedom of peaceful protest and it is extremely important to us.. at the same time we are always there to prevent violence and to push back against hatred".