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

Can Public Libraries Maintain Their Commitment to Intellectual Freedom in the Face of Outrage over Unpopular Speakers?
August 15, 2019 by Alvin M. Schrader

An unprecedented number of public disputes have erupted across Canada in recent years about meeting room bookings and speaker’s events in the country’s public libraries. Most disturbingly, critics have ignored, disparaged, and frequently rebuffed the time-honoured commitments of Canadian public libraries to freedom of expression and unfettered access to library services.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for fall/winter season will be posted shortly.

See Past Events and Podcasts.

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BPC Bulletin: Censorship Exhibition in Quebec City
September 13, 2019

In Quebec City, an exhibition about censorship and its manifestations is expected to occur this month.

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