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.


Upcoming Event

Anti-Black Racism and Language

Vershawn Young - In Conversation with Awad Ibrahim​

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Publisher's Staff Protest Forthcoming Jordan Peterson Book

November 25, 2020 - At Penguin Random House Canada, employees have protested the book company’s decision to publish Jordan Peterson’s next book, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Your Ward News Editor Seeks to Overturn Conviction

November 25, 2020 - James Sears, the former editor of Your Ward News, recently appeared in a Toronto courtroom to appeal his conviction for wilfully promoting hatred against women and Jews.


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

Adolph Reed, Jr. - In Conversation with Umair Muhammad

Blog Post

It’s Complicated: Six Things Worth Discussing About Free Speech

Well, hello again. Having ended last month's column with a candid appeal for readers to "talk back" about free speech, I was grateful to those who took me at my word. They made me think new thoughts, which is, of course, the whole idea.

By Ivor Shapiro