Canada to set up a ‘Ministry of Truth’?

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The Senate House, University of London, was the basis for George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth building in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four.
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The fictional, dystopian novel, 1984, written by George Orwell is set to become nonfiction in Canada. In Orwell’s novel, the Oceania government set up a Ministry of Truth to determine what would be considered truth in the dystopian regime.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ready to appoint an internet czar, who will be empowered to block websites that the federal government doesn’t like, even if what they are saying is not illegal.

Blacklock’s explains:

Cabinet yesterday proposed to appoint a chief internet censor with sweeping powers to block websites, investigate anonymous complaints and conduct closed-door hearings into legal but hurtful content deemed a threat to “democratic institutions.” Technical papers released by Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s department said…

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One Reply to “Canada to set up a ‘Ministry of Truth’?”

  1. You use the word “fictional” as if you know what it means – I do not think it means what you think it means…
    ***not in this day and age

    The book you reference has become a ‘How to’. 😦

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