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Filkow Prize Awarded to Justin Brake at PEN Canada AGM

Filkow Prize Awarded to Justin Brake at PEN Canada AGM

By | June 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

The attempt to silence Justin Brake is an attempt to silence freedom of expression.

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Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

Justin Brake wins 2018 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

By | June 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

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.

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Desmond Cole wins 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

Desmond Cole wins 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression

By | December 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

Desmond Cole has won the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression in Canada.

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PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

By | June 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

PEN Canada today announced its support for the federal government’s decision to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

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Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

Hate Speech Provisions Dropped from Bill 59

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

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.

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Free Expression Matters: Digital Privacy and Surveillance

Free Expression Matters: Digital Privacy and Surveillance

By | February 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

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.

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Free Expression Matters: Public Servants & Government Policy

Free Expression Matters: Public Servants & Government Policy

By | December 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm

A briefing on public servants’ ability to critique federal policy in light of new directives from Canada’s freshly elected government.

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Free Expression Matters: Defamation and SLAPP Suits in Canada

Free Expression Matters: Defamation and SLAPP Suits in Canada

By | November 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

A briefing on defamation and SLAPP lawsuits in light of Ontario’s new Anti-SLAPP legislation.

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Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

Freedom of Expression In Canada Needs Resuscitation

By | November 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support.

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Canadians Have the Right to Film Police Officers

Canadians Have the Right to Film Police Officers

By | November 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

On September 14, 2015 in a Toronto parking lot, Mike Miller attempted to document the arrest of two youths by Toronto Police.

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