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.
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Moderator: Anna Myers
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March 16, 2021 - In Ottawa, Steven Guilbeault, the federal minister of Canadian heritage, will soon introduce a bill that seeks to reduce illegal expression on the Internet.
March 14, 2021 - In Vancouver, while researching an article about sexual orientation and pronoun use in B.C.’s courts, the editors of The Advocate began to receive legal warnings about publishing the article.