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News December 18, 2020

Ryder Gilliland Joins CFE Board

Ryder Gilliland, Founding Partner of DMG Advocates LLP and Past President of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association (CMLA), is joining the Centre for Free Expression Advisory Board. 
News November 3, 2020

Meghan McDermott Joins CFE Board

Meghan McDermott, interim policy director for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, is joining the Centre for Free Expression Advisory Board. Meghan has a B.A. in philosophy from Concordia University, a J.D. from the University of Victoria, and LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh where her work focused on whether parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have a responsibility to share the benefits of their forestry-related activities with local and Indigenous communities. 
News October 23, 2020

Extended deadline for Nominations - Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy 2020

In light of challenges during the pandemic, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are extending the deadline for nominations for the 2020 Code of Silence awards for outstanding achievement in government secrecy to Monday, November 16, 2020.  The awards are given annually in each of four categories -- federal, provincial, municipal, and police services.
News October 15, 2020

Zoom and YouTube Threaten Academic Freedom

The Centre for Free Expression, along with its co-signers BCCLA, CAUT, CCLA, and PEN Canada, have written today to the CEOs of Zoom and YouTube to express deep concern with the companies’ censorship of an academic roundtable at an American university. This action points to the new threat to academic freedom when, because of the coronavirus, most classes and other educational activities of universities and colleges are only possible through platforms such as Zoom and YouTube.