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PEN Canada concerned by proposed City Hall amendments

PEN Canada concerned by proposed City Hall amendments

By | April 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

In a letter to City Hall, PEN Canada voices concern regarding proposed revisions to the City of Toronto’s anti-discrimination policy and funding conditions for grant applications.

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Spur Festival

Spur Festival

By | April 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

PEN Canada partners with the Literary Review of Canada and Diaspora Dialogues to launch Spur, a new national festival of politics, art and ideas in Toronto and Winnipeg this spring.

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Announcing the PEN International New Voices Award

Announcing the PEN International New Voices Award

By | April 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

PEN Canada is excited to announce the first annual PEN International New Voices Award. The award aims to encourage new writing and to provide space where for young and unpublished writers can submit their work.

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PEN International’s UPR submission on Mexico

PEN International’s UPR submission on Mexico

By | March 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Three years after Mexico accepted United Nations (UN) recommendations for combating violence against journalists and eradicating impunity for human rights violations, “the rate at which journalists are being attacked and killed in the country continues to spiral,” PEN International warned on March 7, 2013 during a submission to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

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Bare It For Books Campaign

Bare It For Books Campaign

By | February 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

Bare It For Books, launching today, will work to raise awareness of both free speech and Canadian literature.

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Another #%!& Survey! Free Expression Matters, You Tell Us Why

Another #%!& Survey! Free Expression Matters, You Tell Us Why

By | February 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm

We’re inviting all of our members and supporters to take a quick survey about PEN Canada. If you can spare 10 minutes to tell us which of our programs matter most–and what we should be doing more, or less, of–please take our outreach survey here.

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PEN Int’l Condemns Article 301 Prosecution of PEN Turkey

PEN Int’l Condemns Article 301 Prosecution of PEN Turkey

By | January 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

This charge is a misuse of a law which, in the context of international freedom of expression standards, itself should not exist. – John Ralston Saul

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PEN concerned by CRA actions towards ‘partisan’ charities

PEN concerned by CRA actions towards ‘partisan’ charities

By | December 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

On November 19, 2012 PEN Canada voiced concerns that the “vague language of the Income Tax Act gives government officials discretionary powers that are overbroad and easily abused” with respect to determining the political activities in which charitable organizations can engage. PEN urged the federal government to reconsider the issue of “so-called ‘partisan’ activity by […]

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PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

By | December 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That’s to say, anybody’s a witch if you point at them and say they are. And that, of course, was the purpose and the nature of the witch hunt.

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PEN Canada’s Holiday Campaign

PEN Canada’s Holiday Campaign

By | November 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Concerned about free expression? Support PEN’s holiday campaign.

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