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
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Blog Post: Campus Speech and the Inflation of Harm

There’s more interest in campus free expression than we have seen since the Great Student Revolts of 1968, or even further back in the last century, in the

By William Bruneau


Past Event: Are Arts Funders Starting to Define the Art?

Panelists: Philip Akin, Pat Bradley, Adrienne Wong

Moderator: Keith Barker


Blog Post: Back to Anti-racist Basics after the Gerald Stanley “Verdict”

I was at work last week on a quite different blog for the Ryerson CFE when a jury of Gerald Stanley’s peers (or is it settler clones?), seven women and five men none of whom were “visibly Indigenou

By Len Findlay


News: Sheldon Levy: Why I defended freedom of speech on campus

Toronto Star / January 26 – Writing in the Toronto Star, Sheldon Levy, past-president of Ryerson University, describes the university president’s challenge in defending freedom of expression on campus and why it is essential for universities and beyond.