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.

Latest News

Google’s “Urban Data” Plan: Evading Regulation While Promoting the Appearance of Transparency
May 13, 2019 by Mariana Valverde

If you care about corporations monetizing data generated by people’s desire to communicate, you may have read worrying stories featuring some of the Google octopus of companies, including Sidewalk Labs, whose ‘smart city’ proposals for Toronto’s waterfront have drawn much critical attention in this blog and elsewhere.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for 2018-2019 will be posted shortly.

See Past Events and Podcasts.

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BPC Bulletin: Justin Brake Scores a Victory in Court
May 13, 2019

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Court of Appeal recently dismissed a civil charge of contempt against Justin Brake, a journalist.

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