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Intellectual freedom is the right of all people to hold and express opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Intellectual freedom is recognized by the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19, as a basic human right.

Database June 14, 2022

Library Challenges Database

The CFE Library Challenges Database provides access to challenges libraries have faced to items in their collection, and to displays, programs, room usage, and computer access. For each challenge, the database provides information about the challenge, including (1) the item, the nature of the objection, and the requested remedy; (2) (where available) the record of the review of the challenged item undertaken by the library; (3) the library's response.
Database August 1, 2022

Base de données des contestations de la bibliothèque

La base de données des contestations de la bibliothèque du CFE contient les défis auxquels les bibliothèques ont été confrontées concernant des articles de leur collection, leurs affiches, leurs programmes, l’utilisation de leurs locaux et leur accès informatique.
News May 17, 2022

Danielle MacKinlay Joins the CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom

Danielle MacKinlay, a long-time government librarian, is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom. Danielle has been Manager, Library Services for the Canadian Coast Guard since 2005. Currently, Danielle is on assignment in the Human Resources Corporate Services within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, as an advisor on employment equity, diversity and inclusion.