How can the charter protect freedom of expression when digital platforms control the public square? | Online Event

FREE EVENT from the Centre for Free Expression (CFE)
Tuesday, January 23, 4 p.m. EST
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Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms obligates governments to act is ways consistent with basic rights and freedoms essential for Canadian democracy. But private digital platforms are replacing government in controlling the public square, raising difficult questions. Join a discussion among leading Canadian experts in constitutional law and in technology regulation as they explore what can be done to sustain protections for democratic rights and freedoms when private digital platforms increasingly govern the arenas for public discourse.

Panelists: Emily Laidlaw,  Michael Geist, and Sujit Choudhry
Moderator: Kristopher Kinsinger, National Director, Runnymede Society

This is a free event and no registration is required. It’s co-sponsored by Edmonton Public Library, PEN Canada, Runnymede Society, Toronto Public Library, and Vancouver Public Library.

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