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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.

Posted in: News

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.

Posted in: Blog

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

In a ground-breaking new report, PEN International, PEN Canada, and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, call on India to repeal overbroad and vaguely worded laws that enable censorship.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

By | October 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

In this video, former PEN Canada president Charles Foran presents the award to Liu Xiaobo. We had hoped to get his reaction but we were unable to make contact with him in prison. Activist and former national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council Gloria Fung accepted the award on his behalf and gave this speech: […]

Posted in: Archives, Videos

Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

Trafficking and Torture in the Sinai

By | September 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 Dan Connell will address Ryerson University’s International Issues Discussion (IID) series on political and human rights crises in Eritrea.

Posted in: Blog

[In]Tolerable

[In]Tolerable

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

Writer and Professor Kamal Al Solaylee discusses his experience in the sexually-liberated West and his past in the Middle East.

Posted in: Blog

PEN Survey Results

PEN Survey Results

By | May 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

When presented with a number of issues in Canada and abroad, 80% of respondents reported they were very or extremely concerned about the silencing of Canadian scientists and 77% were very or extremely concerned about right to information and access to information laws in Canada.

Posted in: News

Race, Censorship, and Free Speech: A Q&A with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan

Race, Censorship, and Free Speech: A Q&A with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan

By | May 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

PEN Canada talks with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan about cultural boundaries and writings that transgress them.

Posted in: Blog

Set Culture Free: Creativity and Constraint in Today’s China

Set Culture Free: Creativity and Constraint in Today’s China

By | May 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

PEN International presents its findings on the ongoing threats to individual writers and journalists in China, and an assessment of the climate for freedom of expression in the world’s most populous state.

Posted in: News

Defending Tom Flanagan

Defending Tom Flanagan

By | March 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Taken together, the hysterical pillorying of Tom Flanagan and the Supreme Court decision on William Whatcott do not bode well for a healthy climate of free speech in this country.

Posted in: Blog

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