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’ve been silent for a while, but I want to assure you it has nothing to do with Bill C-63. I’ve been travelling and tend to avoid emails, phone calls and social media while I’m away.

In my travels however, I had a brief conversation with an older American gentleman who “felt sad for me being a Canadian.” He has been watching the news and was convinced that our freedom of speech is soon to be taken away because of (and I quote) “the worst prime minister he’s ever witnessed.”


I couldn’t argue the point with him but jokingly retorted “that at least he (Trudeau) isn’t ‘the walking dead like you have here.”

We had a lengthy discussion on the absurdity of Bills C-11, C-18 and now the more recent Bill C-63. Upon first consideration, these could indeed look like an effort to suppress dissenting opinions.

They oddly included ‘online harm’ to children. This I support, of course. However it should be a bill in itself, not tossed in to detract attention from the real intent to get past first reading. 

Frankly, it is time to ‘walk these three bills to the garbage can.’  When inclusion into the Criminal Code is added, this goes beyond online chat.  There is simply too much buried in these bills.

Read the legal brief, you will agree. Canadians need their voices heard. Speak up!


Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.