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.



Transforming "Call Out" Culture

Loretta Ross  - In Conversation with Asam Ahmad​

BPC Bulletins
BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Canada's Highest Court to Hear Mike Ward Case (2)

February 11, 2021 - The Supreme Court of Canada will soon hear a case that sets the freedom of artistic expression against the freedom from discrimination.

Upcoming Event

Ag-Gag Laws & the Public’s Right to Know

Panelists: Robert Cribb, Jodi Lazare, Richard Moon

Moderator: Cara Zwibel

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Canadians Worried About Online Hate Speech and Extremism, Survey Reports

January 31, 2021 - Canadians are concerned about the rise of online hate speech and extremism, concludes a new survey conducted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data.