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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

New Hotline to Assist Students Approached by CSIS Addresses a Problem Neither New nor Unprecedented
September 27, 2019 by Anver M. Emon

Co-Authored by Nader Hasan

On November 12, 2018, the University of Toronto’s student newspaper, The Varsity, reported that Muslim Student Association executives had been regularly receiving surprise visits from RCMP and CSIS agents regularly since 2016. Since the events of 9/11 in the United States, security and intelligence officials have taken an interest in Muslim Students Associations (MSAs) across universities in both Canada and the United States.

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CFE Film Series: Control Room
November 12, 2019
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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BPC Bulletin: Steven Galloway Awarded Access to Confidential Email
October 7, 2019

In British Columbia, a judge in the province’s Supreme Court has awarded author Steven Galloway access to messages that were emailed between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia.

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