SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk criticized the Justin Trudeau government in Canada for its suppression of free speech. Musk’s comment was in response to a recent mandate by the Canadian government that requires online streaming services to formally register with the government for regulatory controls. Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald had originally commented on the ruling, stating that the Canadian government has one of the world’s most repressive online censorship schemes.
Musk tweeted in response to Greenwald’s post, accusing Trudeau of attempting to crush free speech in Canada and calling it shameful. This is not the first time Trudeau’s government has faced accusations of silencing free speech. In February 2022, Trudeau invoked emergency powers to give his government more authority to respond to trucker protests against vaccine mandates, marking the first time such powers were used in the country’s history.
Trudeau also caused controversy when he alleged India’s involvement in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India has rejected these claims, calling them absurd and politically motivated. Canada has not provided any public evidence to support the allegation. In response to Trudeau’s allegations, India suspended its visa services in Canada and issued an advisory to its citizens to exercise caution due to growing anti-India activities and politically endorsed hate crimes and violence in the country.
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