In September, PIAC commented on the Government’s proposed approach to address harmful content online. PIAC has many concerns about the proposed framework, but for now we limited our comments to the possible impact of the Proposal’s site-blocking regime on telecommunications consumers. PIAC believes it is generally inappropriate to use site-blocking to address the online harms identified in the Proposal because mandatory site-blocking: 1) is incompatible with Canada’s net neutrality framework rooted in ss. 36 and 27(2) of the Telecommunications Act, which must be interpreted in furtherance of s.7 objectives; and 2) could result in excessive infringement of Canadians’ rights to freedom of expression on the Internet.