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PEN Canada Applauds “Winding Down” of Political Activity Audits for Charities

PEN Canada Applauds “Winding Down” of Political Activity Audits for Charities

By | January 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

PEN Canada welcomed news that the Canada Revene Agency (CRA) is “winding down” their audits of registered charities’ political activities.

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PEN Canada Concerned for Canadian Journalist Facing Terrorism Charges in Egypt

PEN Canada Concerned for Canadian Journalist Facing Terrorism Charges in Egypt

By | February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

PEN Canada voiced concern for the journalist Mohamed Fahmy who has been referred, to trial, along with 19 of his colleagues, on charges linked to terrorism.

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Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

Dieu Cay wins PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award

By | October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay will receive the One Humanity Award at PEN Canada’s annual benefit at the 34th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) on October 24, 2013.

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Stephen King and Owen King to Headline PEN Canada Benefit

Stephen King and Owen King to Headline PEN Canada Benefit

By | April 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

Thirty-nine years, 50 books, and 350 million copies into his literary career, Stephen King will discuss the writing life with his son, first-time novelist Owen King on the opening night of the 34th International Festival of Authors.

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CRA Policy on ‘Partisan’ Charities Stifles Debate

CRA Policy on ‘Partisan’ Charities Stifles Debate

By | November 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

PEN Canada today voiced concerns that current law and policy on partisan activities by charitable organizations muzzles political dissent and stifles public debate within Canada.

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Non-Speak Week: October 11-17, 2012

Non-Speak Week: October 11-17, 2012

By | October 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

To better understand our age, and to be better positioned to offer the kinds of critiques and observations that PEN Canada should make, we’ll be examining freedom of expression via seven urgent issues, including digital freedom, access to information, libel, the chill on charities, and the silencing of scientists.

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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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