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.
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.
January17, 2020 - In recent months, some Canadians have tried to deny public platforms to prominent people such as George Elliott Clarke, Meghan Murphy, Don Cherry and Jordan Peterson. As a result, some Canadian writers have tried to explain cancel culture to their readers.
January 16, 2020 - In Ottawa, the Library of Parliament recently removed two poems from the website of the parliamentary poet laureate.
Panelists: Carissima Mathen, Ravi Vatrapu
Moderator: James L. Turk
December 15, 2019 - In Quebec, the Court of Appeal has ruled on a dispute that pits a comedian’s freedom of expression against a singer’s freedom from discrimination.
November 15, 2019 - In early October 2019, school officials in Illinois cancelled the scheduled visit of a Canadian author because stories about “gender identity” in her non-fiction children’s book “caused concern.”
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