Welcome to the Centre for Free Expression

The Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Our work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally.

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Intellectuals, Disinformation and Repression
June 19, 2017 by Jon Thompson

Events of early 2017 in Canada and the US raised once again the question: why are Islamic people so often subjected to discrimination, repression and violence in our societies and abroad? Among the reasons is denigration of Islamic religion and culture by intellectuals whose writing has long been given prominence by Western mainstream media. Their disinformation helped to generate a political environment in which some people in the West uncritically accept severe actions against Muslims by governments, groups or individuals, and curtailments of rights for all.

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Upcoming Events

The CFE has concluded its public events for 2016-17. The 2017-18 series will begin in September, with details to be posted in late summer.

See Past Events and Podcasts.

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Hill Times published CFE Senior Fellow Ken Rubin’s Critique of the Federal Government’s Proposed Changes to Access-to-Information Legislation (Bill C-58)
June 27, 2017

In a stinging critique of Bill C-58, Ken Rubin dissects the key provisions of the legislation and finds them largely to be inadequate.

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