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Bill C-18 - An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada

Do you use the internet to get news information?

Are you concerned Bill C-18 (The Online News Act) will impact your ability to access information and be informed?


Do you live in Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge?

Some of your comments

  1. You need to be actively fighting this. Loudly. Also bill C47. Our freedom to manage our healthcare is under attack and photo ops are not going to save this country.
  2. This bill should not be allowed, as it restricts our freedom to see what we want. This bill intends to censor Canadians and give the government the power to feed us only their perspective on news and such therefore controlling Canadians.
  3. The social media platforms are getting too powerful and too rich. It is essential to limit their reach.
  4. As a full-time news writer, I no longer write for Canadian sources. I can make a reasonable living writing for Americans whose operations are protected by the First Amendment.
  5. We should have freedom of press and freedom of speech. This is becoming a socialist country with Mr Trudeau!
  6. Another way Trudeau thinks he can censor the news, and keep many Canadians from knowing what's going on. Fortunately, there are other sources, and many people (especially young people) don't get their news anymore from msm.
  7. It is a law and bill that belongs in a communist country the government should never have the right to censor information from its citizens. Its draconian at best. I hope one of Pierre's first actions will be to remove this bill as well as the gun law bills Trudeau has placed on us and is infringing on our freedoms.
  8. What has happened to the freedoms - of speech/thought/actions? We must be careful by accepting/promoting someone's rights as we could be offending some ones else rights. It is too bad Politics has gotten in the WAY of LIVE LET LIVE!
  9. I support the Bill...can conservatives ever agree with the liberals and play "well" in the sand. Shame on you!
  10. There has to be a balance, the problem I feel that media is more concerned with hits than actual real news with their spin on it. People need to be informed and this is the quickest route, I am always cautious about what I read and look for other confirming sources. I watch news on TV mostly but also radio and internet

Is the Governments approach to the drug crisis working in Canada?

Some of your comments


  1. Re open a large scale mental health / drug facility like Riverview Size to treat thousands. Decide on a standard for a persons mental health / drug decline. If a person meets the need then that person should be assessed by an expert team to decide if they should be held involuntarily for treatment for a specified term. Once released and hopefully on the way to better health all is good but if the person decompensates and the team finds they need involuntary treatment again then the term of treatment should be lengthened.
  2. Anyone requesting government support for income assistance and is drug dependent should go through a drug treatment commitment before being approved for income assistance. We should all be working together as a society to encourage work and independence rather than drug dependence.
  3. Quit supplying free drugs as this just prolongs the inevitable. The many users are suffering from mental illness and need a facility to give them care and correct medication. Addiction cannot be treated when the the government follows what those who have never experienced addiction recommend. Harm reduction doesn't work and is a waste of money. Also drug dealers need to face serious prison time as a wake up call that the government is serious about the problem. The NDP in B.C. has no clue on how to deal with any of these things and I don't believe it's because they don't care but they rely on academics for advice and we all know that most academics have any idea about the real world. 
  4. Fix the medical system to provide more treatment. Concern over lack of facilities in general to catch, treat vulnerable people. I think the experiment to close facilities for treating people, placing them out into the general population has failed. Of course we need some way to get people to want the help first. Housing, poverty, etc all play a role as does modern culture of anything goes. 
  5. Police need to intercept the shipment and distribution of all drugs.
  6. When addicts start detox to get rehabilitated, they have to stay in the program until they're clean. Once they sign up , there is no leaving the program at will. The laws have to be changed to allow this to happen.
  7. The government should set up rehab centres funded by large corporations and all drug addicts would be required to attend one of these centres till they are free of their addiction. They would subsequently receive training to go back into the workforce. This has been has been done in several countries successfully. One example is Singapore.
  8. Research program-delivery methods that work and emulate them. Drug counsellors with the right mix of charisma and tough strategies can be catalysts for change in addicts' lives. Mollycoddling addicts is ethically wrong--you don't see the government providing free tequila or scotch to alcoholics--apparently, alcoholism is a medical condition too. What is the real reason for all the leniency and supported drug usage?
  9. More immediate support (including weekends and after 5:00 PM) for citizens reporting a crime (This is when addicts are most active). Treatment Centres are to be offered far away from Urban Centres to reduce the return to triggering environments for potential relapse and connections to drug dealers. Hold Pharmaceutical companies responsible for the costs of addiction so citizens do not have to pay thru taxes. An insult to us who pay for the ongoing drug supply for people who do not want to get off drugs, and re-sell government-issued drugs for monetary profit so they can buy more illegal street level drugs.
  10. Clean drugs for addicts, less policing and more mental illness outreach. We need to research why these people are ending up turning to drugs. Is it: The current housing crisis? Problems with our foster care system? Limited low income housing? Not enough support for people with mental illness/chronic illness/disabilities?

Can Canada afford to cut larger and larger checks to international corporations to compete with the United States for large projects

Some of your comments

  1. Health care. But hold the administrators accountable for better policies in hiring nurses and doctors.
  2. Don't spend it, it just adds to our debt and increases taxes. In other words, don't spend what you don't have.
  3. Health Care and Armed Forces to keep us all healthy and safe given the turmoil in the world today. We don't believe in providing Corporate welfare and quite frankly Canada cannot afford to keep up financially to the US. Isn't it about time that Western Canada was given some industry rather than Ontario and Quebec especially since the natural resources are actually out this way?
  4. Thinking in a realistic reality, this $13 Billion dollars doesn't exist . So why worry or offer this kind of thought that will only increase the Canadian Debts ? No help for Volkswagen. I would rather see more money being placed into the Canadian Health Care system
  5. Spend it on National Defense
  6. Investing in local infrastructure is pivotal. We need to be able to produce our good at home, and not rely on imports. Grow our businesses and make Canada self-reliant.
  7. Don't spend it, since Canada is up to its eyeballs in debt
  8. Don't spend it. Full stop!
  9. Health Care, seniors are falling behind, living expenses are harder, do we eat or get our medications???
  10. So a BIG NO !!!
  11. Give tax incentives to Canadian owned companies that create jobs for Canadian workers. Stop dumping tax dollars into companies that are owned by foreign nationals. If the business cannot support itself the rest of society shouldn't be forced to prop it up. The reckless spending by the present government does not represent good stewardship

Doctor & Nursing Shortage


Some of your comments

  1. Yes -- In 2010 I waited three months to see a specialist.
  2. No --  but I have not needed health care services recently.
  3. Yes -- If it is a specialist one might have to wait. Our doctor works part time so it can be difficult to get in. Although, the office assistants are very kind and do their best to schedule us if there is a cancellation or even a small opening period of time.
  4. Yes -- Before hiring foreign health care workers Let’s get. The Canadian trained health care workers that chose to not take the medical procedure prescribed by the back to work! This is absurd that they haven’t returned to work !!!!
  5. We haven’t but I know of people who have. We have a neighbor who in Jan. or Feb. was told she had a detached eye retina. She has to wait until May 24 or 25 for surgery
  6. Yes -- Months of delay. Poor care. Lack of staff
  7. Yes -- All the time. I can’t get an appointment with my family doctor before 2 weeks of waiting, so I have to go the doctor in charge that day if the walk in clinic. It’s ridiculous. What’s the point of having a family doctor, if I’m unable to see him. And the thing of tele health or phone appointment must be stopped. Doctors are taking advantages and working more hours over the phone then in presence. How can you treat people over the phone?