Welcome to the Centre for Free Expression

The Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Our work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally.

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Can Public Libraries Maintain Their Commitment to Intellectual Freedom in the Face of Outrage over Unpopular Speakers?
August 15, 2019 by Alvin M. Schrader

An unprecedented number of public disputes have erupted across Canada in recent years about meeting room bookings and speaker’s events in the country’s public libraries. Most disturbingly, critics have ignored, disparaged, and frequently rebuffed the time-honoured commitments of Canadian public libraries to freedom of expression and unfettered access to library services.

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BPC Bulletin: Indigenous Government Tries to Silence Whistleblower
August 19, 2019

In northwestern British Columbia, the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) is trying to legally silence one of its employees.

Andre Cardinal, an information technology manager, alleges the NLG is guilty of misconduct. His allegations have not been proven in court.

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