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.

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How to Stand on Your Head
April 20, 2017 by William Bruneau

The Free Speech movement at Berkeley in the 1960s is within the memory of many of us. In Canada as in Europe, the 60s saw lasting improvement in the way universities run themselves, along with important reforms in the whole society. There was a push for access, equality, and fairness, a campaign led as much from below (the growing popular sentiment for egalitarian policies in health care and education, for instance) as from above (Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society).

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Centre calls on Canadian government to make immediate changes to Access-to-Information legislation
April 3, 2017

The Centre for Free Expression, together with four other organizations, has sent a letter to the Trudeau government expressing concern about its plans to indefinitely delay amending Canada’s Access-to-Information legislation – pressing instead for adoption of key changes this fall.

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