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.
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.
A briefing on public servants’ ability to critique federal policy in light of new directives from Canada’s freshly elected government.
A briefing on defamation and SLAPP lawsuits in light of Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP legislation.
If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.
On September 14, 2015 in a Toronto parking lot, Mike Miller attempted to document the arrest of two youths by Toronto Police.
PEN International calls on Canada to restore an environment in which all citizens can exercise their freedom of expression without fear.
PEN Canada is watching with concern as the Law Society of Alberta considers a complaint against writer and former television host Ezra Levant.
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.
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.