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Upcoming Event January 23, 2024

How Can the Charter Protect Freedom of Expression when Digital Platforms Control the Public Square?


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Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms obligates governments to act is ways consistent with basic rights and freedoms essential for Canadian democracy. But private digital platforms are replacing government in controlling the public square, raising difficult questions. Join a discussion among leading Canadian experts in constitutional law and in technology regulation as they explore what can be done to sustain protections for democratic rights and freedoms when private digital platforms increasingly govern the arenas for public discourse.

Cosponsored by Edmonton Public Library, PEN Canada, Runnymede Society, Toronto Public Library, Vancouver Public Library


  • Emily Laidlaw, Canada Research Chair - Cyber Security, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
  • Jamie Cameron, Professor Emerita for Constitutional Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Sujit Choudhry, Head of Chambers, Hāki Chambers Global


  • Kristopher Kinsinger, National Director, Runnymede Society

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This is a free event and no registration is required.

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