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No Sex Please, We’re Canadian

No Sex Please, We’re Canadian

By ; | June 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Private sexual activities exposed to the public gaze have de facto left the arena of education and entered the realm of voyeurism. Consider who will be attracted to such an exhibition.

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Quebec’s Bill 78 – Law or Order?

Quebec’s Bill 78 – Law or Order?

By ; | May 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

On May 18, 2012 the Quebec National Assembly passed Bill 78 to “enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend.” Freedom of expression organizations like PEN have raised concerns that the new law grants unjustifiable powers to local authorities and discourages, or silences, legitimate collective action and civil protest.

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pencil – Where Scribblers of the World Unite!

pencil – Where Scribblers of the World Unite!

By | May 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Welcome to pencil – PEN Canada’s blog.  This is where we’ll share opinions on current events, and explore quibbles, quarrels and queries that touch on issues of free expression. We’d like to get to the heart of things through an on-line conversation: Why defend freedom of expression at all?  Where should the lines be drawn?  […]

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