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.

Latest News

Free to express yourself outside of work? Workplace discipline in the age of social media
September 18, 2019 by Charles Smith

Barely a day goes by without reading a new story about employees being punished, fined, fired or shamed for engaging in online conversations about the workplace. Social media is radically transforming the relationship between employees and their employers in a host of ways not the least of which is its capacity to simultaneously augment peoples’ ability to express their voice and employers’ ability to monitor and discipline employees. 

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CFE Film Series: The Thin Blue Line
October 10, 2019
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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CFE Launches Workplace Free Expression Legal Database
September 18, 2019

The Centre for Free Expression in collaboration with Charles Smith and Daniel J. Paré has launched the Freedom of Expression @Work Database today. The searchable, online database contains legal decisions regarding dismissals and discipline of employees for use of social media in the workplace and outside of work.

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