Censorship

The Issue

Censorship restricts what the public can see, read, hear and know. It happens when some people succeed in imposing their political or moral values on others by suppressing words, images, or ideas to which they object

Why It Matters

Freedom of expression rights are fragile and endangered by efforts of governments, special interest groups or individuals to impose their viewpoints by blocking access to that which they do not approve.

Our Work

The Centre for Free Expression upholds the freedom of the public to read, to hear, to see, to know and to think for themselves.  We monitor censorship in Canada, and, through public education and advocacy, we promote free expression.

Resources

News

Zoom and YouTube Threaten Academic Freedom

The Centre for Free Expression, along with its co-signers BCCLA, CAUT, CCLA, and PEN Canada, have written today to the CEOs of Zoom and YouTube to express deep concern with the companies’ censorshi

October 15, 2020

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Author and Publisher of "Hansel et Gretel" Acquitted in Quebec Court (2)

October 9, 2020 - Last month, a judge in the Superior Court of Quebec acquitted a fiction author and a book publisher of child pornography charges.

Blog Post

Dangerous Dialogues: How Speaking Freely Changes Lives (And Sometimes Ends Them)

Around the time the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was lying in state, my friend Farid reposted on Facebook a repo

By Ivor Shapiro

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Author and Publisher of "Hansel et Gretel" Acquitted in Quebec Court

October 1, 2020 - In the Superior Court of Quebec, a judge has acquitted a fiction author and a book publisher of child pornography charges.

Upcoming Event

Anti-Black Racism and Inequality: What Is to Be Done?

Adolph Reed, Jr. - In Conversation with Umair Muhammad