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Elon Musk accuses Justin Trudeau of crushing free speech in Canada

Elon Musk. [Photo: Wikimedia]

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has slammed the Justin Trudeau government in Canada for “crushing free speech” in the country.

His remark came in wake of a recent order of the Canada government which makes it compulsory for online streaming services to register with the government for ‘regulatory controls formally’.

Musk was responding to a post by journalist and author Glenn Greenwald who was commenting on the ruling, IANS reported.

“The Canadian government, armed with one of the world’s most repressive online censorship schemes, announces that all “online streaming services that offer podcasts” must formally register with the government to permit regulatory controls,” Greenwald posted on X (formerly Twitter)

Responding to this, Elon Musk stated, “Trudeau is trying to crush free speech in Canada. Shameful”.

In February 2022, Trudeau invoked emergency powers — for the first time in the country’s history — to arm his government with more power to respond to the trucker protests, who were opposing the vaccine mandates then.  

Meanwhile, the Canadian PM created an uproar after he alleged India’s role in the killing of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

However, India has rejected the claims, calling it ‘absurd’ and ‘motivated’. India has suspended its visa services in Canada, following  Trudeau’s allegations of Indian involvement in the killing.

Amid strained ties, India issued an advisory for its citizens and those travelling to Canada to exercise “utmost caution in view of growing anti-India activities and politically-condoned hate crimes and criminal violence” in the country. 

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