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

The Future of Democracy in an Era of Social Fragmentation

Tara Henley In conversation with Samir Gandesha

Past Event

Challenging Racism in Anti-Racism

Samir Gandesha in conversation with Charles Reeve

Past Event

The Problem of Anti-Racist Discourse in Canada & US

Anthony Stewart in conversation with Vershawn Young

Past Event

Pressured To Be Silent: Workers, COVID & the Cost for Society

Panelists: Kit Andres, Syed Hussan, Gagandeep Kaur, Deena Ladd

Moderator: Myer Siemiatycki

Past Event

Does Confidentiality Work Against Justice?

Panelists: Julie Macfarlane, Dan Michaluk, Ifeoma Ozoma, Emma Phillips

Moderator: Anna Myers