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Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

PEN Canada welcomes the Quebec minister of justice’s commitment to withdraw hate speech provisions from Bill 59. The minister bows to pressure from groups opposed on the grounds that the provisions were potentially repressive due to overbroad language.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

By | November 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.

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Canadians Have the Right to Film Police Officers

Canadians Have the Right to Film Police Officers

By | November 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

On September 14, 2015 in a Toronto parking lot, Mike Miller attempted to document the arrest of two youths by Toronto Police.

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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.

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PEN Canada concerned by citations against Ezra Levant

PEN Canada concerned by citations against Ezra Levant

By | August 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

PEN Canada is watching with concern as the Law Society of Alberta considers a complaint against writer and former television host Ezra Levant.

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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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PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | April 10, 2015 at 10:42 am

The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is given annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in the interest of freedom of expression. Nominations for this year’s award are invited from the public before May 7, 2015.

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