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Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

By | September 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole and Rachel Giese join moderator Jesse Brown for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?

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Freedom of Speech Under Threat in Canada, Says PEN International

Freedom of Speech Under Threat in Canada, Says PEN International

By | October 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm

PEN International calls on Canada to restore an environment in which all citizens can exercise their freedom of expression without fear.

Posted in: News

“iPhones don’t count”: PMO’s Arbitrary Limits on Journalists

“iPhones don’t count”: PMO’s Arbitrary Limits on Journalists

By | August 12, 2015 at 11:31 am

Justin Giovannetti writes about how he and eight other journalists who had previously been cleared to attend a photo opportunity with Prime Minister Stephen Harper had their credentials refused. PEN Canada believes reporters must be free from arbitrary limits on their ability to report information, especially as the tools of journalism evolve.

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Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | May 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Writer, artist and environmental activist Franke James will receive the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue event, June 2.

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From the Archives: A Report on the Eli Langer Trial

From the Archives: A Report on the Eli Langer Trial

By | May 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

In October 1993, PEN Canada’s Writer in Prison chair, Marian Botsford Fraser, attended and reported on the trial of Eli Langer, an artist whose works were seized on the basis of a newly amended definition of child pornography that was extended to include any visual representation of a person under the age of 18 engaged in “explicit sexual activity”.

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Canada is in Need of Serious Access to Information Reform

Canada is in Need of Serious Access to Information Reform

By | March 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm

PEN Canada is concerned with the current access to information (ATI) system. We call on the government to initiate a comprehensive review of the ATI system.

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Does the CSE Know Too Much About Us?

Does the CSE Know Too Much About Us?

By | February 4, 2015 at 10:07 am

 Canada’s involvement in Five Eyes surveillance With the recent revelation of the existence of LEVITATION by the CBC proving once and for all that Canada is not just a “junior partner” in Five Eyes cybersurveillance, but is deeply involved at all levels, we at PEN Canada have grown ever more concerned about the role the […]

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