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

What Is a Data Trust and Why Are We Even Talking About It? Sidewalk Labs’ Magic Tricks
January 14, 2019 by Mariana Valverde

Sidewalk Labs,a unit of Google’s parent company, with a big assist from Waterfront Toronto, started their career in magic over a year ago. They directed our collective attention to artsy pictures of imaginary buildings and gadgets – and away from anything financial. And anything legal. 

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Whose Data and Whose City?
January 24, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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BPC Bulletins: Mike Ward
January 18, 2019

In Montreal, the Quebec Court of Appeal is hearing Mike Ward’s appeal of a decision of Quebec’s human rights tribunal.

Mr. Ward is a stand-up comedian. In 2016, the tribunal fined him $42,000 for repeatedly joking about Jérémy Gabriel, a young singer who has a physical disability.

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