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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 citations against Ezra Levant

PEN Canada concerned by citations against Ezra Levant

By | August 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

PEN Canada is watching with concern as the Law Society of Alberta considers a complaint against writer and former television host Ezra Levant.

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Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

Franke James receives the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | May 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Writer, artist and environmental activist Franke James will receive the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue event, June 2.

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PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

By | April 10, 2015 at 10:42 am

The PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize is given annually to an individual or institution in Canada who has demonstrated courage and integrity in the interest of freedom of expression. Nominations for this year’s award are invited from the public before May 7, 2015.

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TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

TSO Should not Censor Ukrainian-Born Pianist Lisitsa

By | April 8, 2015 at 11:37 am

PEN Canada deeply regrets the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel the April 8–9 appearances of Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa due to a controversy over her political views on the conflict in the Ukraine.

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Canada is in Need of Serious Access to Information Reform

Canada is in Need of Serious Access to Information Reform

By | March 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm

PEN Canada is concerned with the current access to information (ATI) system. We call on the government to initiate a comprehensive review of the ATI system.

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Can the Police Search my Phone?

Can the Police Search my Phone?

By | March 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

This Know Your Rights guide is intended to help you understand your rights if you are asked to show your phone to the police. It is the second in a series aimed at helping you understand your legal rights to free expression and privacy. The Know Your Rights series is partially funded by IFEX and is part of PEN Canada’s Canadian Issues program.

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Does the CSE Know Too Much About Us?

Does the CSE Know Too Much About Us?

By | February 4, 2015 at 10:07 am

 Canada’s involvement in Five Eyes surveillance With the recent revelation of the existence of LEVITATION by the CBC proving once and for all that Canada is not just a “junior partner” in Five Eyes cybersurveillance, but is deeply involved at all levels, we at PEN Canada have grown ever more concerned about the role the […]

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