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Freedom of Expression and the Public's Right to Know

Genuine democracy, advancement of knowledge, individual self-development, and social justice depend on a society in which freedom of expression and the right to know are a reality for everyone. The Centre for Free Expression works to advance these rights though public education, advocacy, law reform, research, advisory services, policy analysis, assistance to courts, and organizational collaborations.

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Video April 20, 2022

2022 Peter Bryce Prize for Whistleblowing

Announcement & Presentation of 2022 Award Join the ceremony for the announcement and presentation of the Peter Bryce Prize given annually to honour an individual who served the greater good by courageously speaking up about wrongdoing and abuses of public trust.
BPC Bulletin March 10, 2022

Canadian Senator Introduces Bill to Shield Young People from Online Pornography

In Parliament, Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne has introduced Bill S-210 to restrict young people’s access to sexually explicit images on the internet. The bill’s short title: Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act. The first reading of Bill S-210 occurred in the Senate on November 24, 2021. THE BILL Read the text of the bill: https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/44-1/bill/S-210/first-reading THE BILL’S STATUS 
BPC Bulletin March 9, 2022

Freedom to Read Week in Canada (2)

Freedom to Read Week — Canada’s annual celebration of the freedom to read — began on February 20 and ended on February 26, 2022. Here is another sample of the news and opinion columns that appeared in Canada during the week. REPORTAGE In Discover Weyburn in Saskatchewan, Marna McManus reports: You're free to read whatever you want - DiscoverWeyburn.com - Local news, Weather, Sports, Free Classifieds and Job Listings for the Weyburn, Saskatchewan