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 Inequality: What Is to Be Done?

Adolph Reed, Jr. - In Conversation with Umair Muhammad

Upcoming Event

Anti-Black Racism and the Theatre

Philip Akin - In Conversation with Luke Reece

Upcoming Event

Shakespeare: A Playwright for our polarized times?

Iqbal Khan - In Conversation with Carolyn Sale

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Charlie Hebdo Update

September 1, 2020 -This week, the trial of 14 people begins in a courtroom in Paris, France. All are suspected of helping Islamist terrorists attack the office of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine, and a kosher supermarket in January 2015.

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Thinking about Free Speech in 2020

August 14, 2020 - Two recent articles in U.S. magazines examine the liberal idea of free speech and its critics.