Tech leaders under fire by Conservative MP

MP Laurie Hawn speaks to Canadian tech entrepreneurs. Source: Youtube
MP Laurie Hawn speaks to Canadian tech entrepreneurs. Source: Youtube

More drama over Bill C-51 hits the stage as Conservative MP Laurie Hawn responds to concerns published in a letter that ran in the National Post over the impacts the legislation would have on our business community. Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Hootsuite, alongside other business leaders, challenged Bill C-51 arguing that the censorship should not be accepted in Canada, language used online in tweets and other social platforms should not be excessively criminalized, and question the powers associated with CSIS.

 

 

Hawn criticizes high tech business owners and says, “They should seriously reconsider their business model and their lack of commitment to the values that bind us as Canadians”.  These remarks have drawn concerns that have exploded into the social media stratosphere that shed light on how this legislation negatively impacts industry that is driving B.C.’s economy. As information technology continues to bring economic growth and jobs to the Canadian economy, it is no wonder that many Canadians are disillusioned with Bill C-51 and its hindering of entrepreneurial development.

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