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Canada: Concerns Around Prosecution of Yvan Godbout

Canada: Concerns Around Prosecution of Yvan Godbout

By | February 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm

The prosecution of Québécois writer Yvan Godbout for the ‘production of child pornography’ in relation to scenes in his novel Hansel & Gretel, and his editor, Éditions ADA inc., for the ‘production and distribution of child pornography’, represents a significant test of the protection of freedom of expression in Quebec and Canada more broadly, said PEN […]

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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: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

Free Expression Matters: Hate Speech in Canada & Bill 59

By | March 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

In this fifth instalment we look at hate speech in Canada, and specifically how Québec’s proposed legislation, Bill 59, could impact free speech.

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