Episode 8: Does the new online streaming law regulate podcasts?

On Episode 8 of Not Reserving Judgment, we explain how C-11, the new online streaming law, impacts free expression by regulating podcasts, YouTube videos (and, yes, pornography); we walk you through a disappointing decision that overturned a judge who wanted to hear evidence of the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines before mandating them against a parent’s wishes; and we share our thoughts on Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe’s decision to use the notwithstanding clause.

Stories and cases discussed in this week’s episode:

  • Court overturns GTA judge’s COVID vaccine ruling, slamming use of ‘inflammatory rhetoric’ and ‘personal hypotheses’ (Toronto Star)
  • J.N. v. C.G., 2022 ONSC 1198 (Canlii)
  •  Jen Gerson: Do not comply (The Line)
  • Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2023-329 and Broadcasting Order CRTC 2023-330 (CRTC)
  • CCF appealing result in legal challenge to BC vaccine passports (CCF)
  • Edwards v Canada (Person’s case) (Bailli)
  • Tweet alleging judicial overreach (X.com)

Not Reserving Judgment is a podcast hosted by Josh Dehaas, Joanna Baron, and Christine Van Geyn brought to you by the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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