The bill itself can be seen here.
A CBC story courtesy of The Financial Post can be found here.
A response to the misinformation can found here. (Personally, I'd start with this item, because not only does it lay out the general social history preceding the bill, the Comments section speaks volumes about why I'm posting about this at all.)
Finally, a Facebook page can be found here.
I'm not here to present the case for either side of the issue, so if you're expecting me to hold forth one way or the other, I'm not able to fulfill these expectations. Sorry. I've been compelled to post about this bill simply because the notion of people engaging in what amounts to Internet-based mob mentality behaviour not only disappoints me, it riles me something wicked. (As a side-note, take a look at this Newsweek feature found on MSNBC this week.)
In a nutshell, as I'm the one constantly yammering-on about increasing the relationship of engagement between citizenry and elected officials, I'm wondering it people in general might be advised to hone not only their communication skills in order to maximize the hoped-for increase of participation...but also their ability to research any given topic.
Otherwise, aren't we just as 'bad' as the politicians we so quickly invoke high dudgeon over?