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

A Hailstorm of Censorship at UBC
October 19, 2017 by William Bruneau

It would be nice to think that free speech in Canada is in surpassingly good health, that it can resist attacks from authoritarians and ideologues, that censorship is unthinkable in all but the rarest of circumstances. It would be still nicer to believe that Canadian universities consistently provide the necessary conditions for free expression and free expression, artistic expression included.

Unfortunately none of these beliefs is entirely true to fact.

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CFE Film Series: Good Night, and Good Luck
November 14, 2017
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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Canada's most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada
October 18, 2017

Ottawa's point-man on access-to-information reform, Scott Brison, heads the Treasury Board of Canada which is this year's first recipient of the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy. 

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