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

Are Nudes the New Sexual Rumour Mill?
September 15, 2017 by Lara Karaian

Six teenage boys dubbed the “Dropbox Six” were recently sentenced to a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to sharing “intimate images” contrary to s. 162.1(1) of the Criminal Code.

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CFE Director James Turk Is Interviewed by CBC’s Michael Enright on Free Speech in Universities
September 10, 2017

Controversies about free speech have become increasingly common in universities in Canada and the United States. In an interview with CBC’s Michael Enright, the Centre for Free Expression’s Director James Turk explores the issues and suggests why free speech is the foundation for universities and democratic societies.

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