Justin Brake has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize. The $1,000 prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.
Desmond Cole has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression in Canada.
PEN Canada today announced its support for the federal government’s decision to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) of the Canadian Criminal Code.
If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.
PEN Canada is watching with concern as the Law Society of Alberta considers a complaint against writer and former television host Ezra Levant.
To coincide with World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Censorship Tracker invites Canadians to view and report free expression violations from across the country. From British Columbia to Prince Edward Island, over 50 reports of restrictions on free expression have been reported to the project’s interactive map.
Bill Kowalski, chair of PEN’s Canadian Issues Committee writes about the implications of a recent ruling made by the Supreme Court that allows police to search search the cellphones of people under arrest without a warrant.