Censorship restricts what the public can see, read, hear and know. It happens when some people succeed in imposing their political or moral values on others by suppressing words, images, or ideas to which they object
Why It Matters
Freedom of expression rights are fragile and endangered by efforts of governments, special interest groups or individuals to impose their viewpoints by blocking access to that which they do not approve.
The Centre for Free Expression upholds the freedom of the public to read, to hear, to see, to know and to think for themselves. We monitor censorship in Canada, and, through public education and advocacy, we promote free expression.
Blog Post: Toronto Public Library Is Committed to Intellectual Freedom: A Response to “’No Platforming’ should have no place in a Public Library”
The No Platforming blog post calls on the Library Board to recons
Upcoming Event: Are Arts Funders Starting to Define the Art?
Panelists: Philip Akin, Pat Bradley, Adrienne Wong
Moderator: Keith Barker
I was at work last week on a quite different blog for the Ryerson CFE when a jury of Gerald Stanley’s peers (or is it settler clones?), seven women and five men none of whom were “visibly Indigenou
By Len Findlay
Toronto Star / January 26 – Writing in the Toronto Star, Sheldon Levy, past-president of Ryerson University, describes the university president’s challenge in defending freedom of expression on campus and why it is essential for universities and beyond.
I think I am living in the proverbial “interesting times.”
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