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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What Is a Data Trust and Why Are We Even Talking About It? Sidewalk Labs’ Magic Tricks
January 14, 2019 by Mariana Valverde

Sidewalk Labs,a unit of Google’s parent company, with a big assist from Waterfront Toronto, started their career in magic over a year ago. They directed our collective attention to artsy pictures of imaginary buildings and gadgets – and away from anything financial. And anything legal. 

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Whose Data and Whose City?
January 24, 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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BPC Bulletins: Raina Telgemeier's Drama
January 19, 2019

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has decided to return Raina Telgemeier’s Drama to elementary school library shelves.

Earlier this month, the school board had removed copies of the book because some parents had complained.

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