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Free Expression Matters: Protests and Demonstrations

Free Expression Matters: Protests and Demonstrations

By | April 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm

In this sixth instalment of Free Expression Matters, we look at how threats to the freedom of assembly can affect free speech.

Posted in: Blog

Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

By | March 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

In this fifth instalment we look at hate speech in Canada, and specifically how Québec’s proposed legislation, Bill 59, could impact free speech.

Posted in: Blog

Free Expression Matters: Digital Privacy and Surveillance

Free Expression Matters: Digital Privacy and Surveillance

By | February 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

In the fourth instalment of Free Expression Matters, we look at surveillance in the Canadian context and examine how the activities of government agencies can threaten the digital privacy of Canadians.

Posted in: Blog

Free Expression Matters: Political Activity Audits

Free Expression Matters: Political Activity Audits

By | January 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

In this third instalment of Free Expression Matters we look at the Canada Revenue Agency’s practice of auditing charities for “political activity”.

Posted in: Blog

Free Expression Matters: Public Servants & Government Policy

Free Expression Matters: Public Servants & Government Policy

By | December 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm

A briefing on public servants’ ability to critique federal policy in light of new directives from Canada’s freshly elected government.

Posted in: Blog

Free Expression Matters: Defamation and SLAPP Suits in Canada

Free Expression Matters: Defamation and SLAPP Suits in Canada

By | November 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

A briefing on defamation and SLAPP lawsuits in light of Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP legislation.

Posted in: Blog

Reddit and Free Speech

Reddit and Free Speech

By | August 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

A brief guide for anyone who would like to understand Reddit, and how the site may impact free speech standards online.

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A Q & A with Claire Battershill

A Q & A with Claire Battershill

By | September 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

PEN Canada caught up with Claire Battershill, author of “The Collective Name of Ninjas”, for a conversation about reading, writing, and her work.

Posted in: Blog

Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King

Double Feature: An Evening with Stephen King and Owen King

By | August 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

On the opening night of the IFOA, PEN Canada presents Double Feature: An evening with Stephen King and Owen King.

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PEN International Announces Shortlist for New Voices Award

PEN International Announces Shortlist for New Voices Award

By | August 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

On August 22nd, PEN International announced its inaugural New Voices Award shortlist. Claire Battershill, author of “The Collective Name of Ninjas”, has been shortlisted for the award and has been invited to read her work at the 79th annual PEN International Congress in Reykjavík.

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