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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

Applying the Openness Principle to Administrative Tribunals 
March 19, 2018 by Abbas Kassam

The Toronto Star has brought an application before the Ontario Superior Court asking for a declaration that the open court principle should apply to administrative tribunals – that their proceedings and records be public in the same way that court proceedings and records are public.

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CFE Film Series: Romero
April 10, 2018
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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CFE and 44 other organizations welcomes BC anti-slapp commitment
March 8, 2018

The Centre for Free Expression joined with 44 other organizations in welcoming the BC Attorney General’s commitment to enact legislation to protect British Columbians from strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP suits. 

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