Friday, July 26, 2013

Joy Smith, Minister of Censorship #cdnpoli #censorship #cpc

Joy Smith, the Conservative Minister for Censorship, has an op-ed up in the Huffington Post continuing her call to filter internet content at the internet service provider level. I won't link to it because I can't help but think I'm giving her more than the 15 minutes of fame she has already used up. You know how to Google.

She wants people to have a conversation with her about the role the government can play in censoring legal web content. Her argument comes down to, "won't someone please think of the children".

She lauds Prime Minister David Cameron's effort in this regard - despite its inherent flaws and questionable links. Porn is an easy target because everyone hates it; you kind of come off as some sort of pervert if you try and argue that there shouldn't be porn filters.

Ironically, the Member of Parliament for Kildonan -- St Paul does not allow comments on her piece. That's weird, since she's certain her proposal is not about censorship. She certainly does not want to hear opposition.

It seems like you'll have to contact her the old fashioned way if you want to "join the conversation".

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