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.


Past Event

Broadband Access: How Can It Be a Reality for All?

Panelists: Paolo Cardullo, Ray Noyes, Sofia Ranchardos, Madeleine Redfern

Moderator: Alexandra Flynn

Past Event

Cancel Culture in Theatre: What is to be done?

Carmen Aguirre - In Conversation with Marilo Nuñez​

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: Federal Bill to Purge Internet of Illegal Expression Coming Soon

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.

BPC Bulletins

BPC Bulletin: B.C. Legal Journal Cautioned About Publishing Article

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.