Browsing Tag freedom of expression in Canada

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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Dimming the Beacon of Free Speech

Dimming the Beacon of Free Speech

By | October 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

PEN Canada President Randy Boyagoda reflects on PEN International’s briefing note on free speech in Canada.

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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 Metadata Surveillance

PEN Canada Concerned By Metadata Surveillance

By | June 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada is seriously concerned by recent media reports which indicate that the government of Canada has continued to monitor the phone calls and online activity of Canadian citizens.

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PEN Survey Results

PEN Survey Results

By | May 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

When presented with a number of issues in Canada and abroad, 80% of respondents reported they were very or extremely concerned about the silencing of Canadian scientists and 77% were very or extremely concerned about right to information and access to information laws in Canada.

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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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Bear – A Defence of Reading

Bear – A Defence of Reading

By | February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

I am an enemy to the concept of “inappropriate” as here described, because it is a veiled form of an uglier – less “appropriate” – term, namely censorship

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CRA Caution to Canadian Mennonite May be Part of a Pattern

CRA Caution to Canadian Mennonite May be Part of a Pattern

By | November 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

The last parliamentary budget included $8 million for the express purpose of CRA purging its rolls of charitable organizations it deemed unworthy of the status.

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CRA Policy on ‘Partisan’ Charities Stifles Debate

CRA Policy on ‘Partisan’ Charities Stifles Debate

By | November 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

PEN Canada today voiced concerns that current law and policy on partisan activities by charitable organizations muzzles political dissent and stifles public debate within Canada.

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The Low Road to Damascus

The Low Road to Damascus

By | September 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Why should Canadians care about imprisoned Syrian blogger and poet Tal Al-Mallouhi? For the same reason we should care very much about Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s brutal crackdown on all Syrian citizens: because our relations with the Al-Assad regime helped foster the culture of impunity that is fueling today’s carnage.

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