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When politics trumps teachers’ professional judgment, students and society lose
October 26, 2021 by Richard Beaudry

Freedom of Expression is an important foundation of a democratic society and protected as a “fundamental freedom” in Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Yet, in both countries, free expression is being used paradoxically to justify censorship. A disturbing recent example is the enactment of Texas House Bill 3979: “An Act relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.”

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Babs Kelly joins CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom
October 25, 2021

Babs Kelly, Director of Learning and Development at the British Columbia Library Trustees Association, is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom.

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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.