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Quebec’s Bill 78 Poses a Serious Threat to Freedom of Expression

Quebec’s Bill 78 Poses a Serious Threat to Freedom of Expression

By | May 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

“Its penalties are draconian and disproportionate…The reported mass arrests in Quebec suggest that the authorities have been given too much latitude to interpret and enforce this new law. Legislatively, it’s the equivalent of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.”

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PEN Canada on Bill 78 and Freedom of Expression

PEN Canada on Bill 78 and Freedom of Expression

By | May 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

PEN Canada considers Bill 78 to be overreaching, containing provisions that go beyond what is necessary to ensure that assemblies and demonstrations by students and others are peaceful. As such, PEN believes the Bill indirectly limits freedom of expression and asks the Government of Québec to reconsider this legislation.

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