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How Hard is it to Get Information on Political Activity from the CRA?

PEN’s attempt to file a Freedom of Information request Over the last 18 months, PEN has been trying to clarify how the Canada Revenue Agency defines political activity through a series of Access to Information requests. Click here for a timeline of our interactions with the CRA, and to see what we have learned.

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literary events

Audio: Still Points in a Turning World

Listen to the full audio recording of Wade Davis and John Vaillant in conversation on a writer’s role in a fast-changing world for our Spring Ideas in Dialogue event.

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MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Five journalists with the Unity weekly journal were each sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour on July 10, 2014 over a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory carried by the publication in January.

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from the archives

From the Archives: Three Wishes Challenged

On March 20, 2006, PEN and a coalition of organizations appealed the Toronto District School Board’s restriction of Three Wishes. Lawrence Hill offers one parent’s view and Evie Freedman provides a young reader’s view.

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Audio and Video: Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti in conversation on Literature of the Self

PEN Canada hosted its fall Ideas in Dialogue event, Literature of the Self, on Dec. 5, 2013 at the Royal Ontario Museum with Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti.

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