Should charities have the same free expression rights as corporations?

Should charities have the same free expression rights as corporations?


Podcast (1:27:25)

Wednesday January 25, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Rogers Communications Centre, Room 103
Ryerson University
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

In recent years, the Canada Revenue Agency has launched political audits of selected charities deemed critical of government policy. The resulting outcry has focused attention on Canada's treatment of charities and what role they should be able to play in policy discussions.  An expert panel discusses the restrictions on charities, what it means for citizens' free speech and democracy, and what should be done.

Panelists:

  • Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence Canada
  • Carl Juneau, former Director, Policy and Communications Division, Charities Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Grace Westcott, Executive Director, PEN Canada

   Moderator:

  • James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression
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