By Peter Power
From Canada's Constitution Act of 1982 the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
By Alexandra Zakreski
#FollowFriday is an opportunity for CJFE to showcase Canadian individuals and groups doing important work in the field of free expression.
In light of last night’s discussion, “Canadian Science in Crisis: Research, Responsibility and the Right to Speak,” we would like to highlight the event's key participants: Dr. Gordon McBean and Anna Maria Tremonti.
By Sara Jaffri
Last night CJFE hosted Canadian Science in Crisis: Research, Responsibility and the Right to Speak, featuring acclaimed climate scientist Dr. Gordon McBean. Conducted as an interview by Anna Maria Tremonti, a member of the CJFE Board and co-host of CBC Radio’s The Current, the discussion highlighted a number of challenges the scientific community faces in speaking to the media and openly participating in shaping public policy and discourse.
Bill C-461 is a piece of legislation introduced to the House of Commons in February, 2013. As CJFE has previously stated, the Bill is problematic in its aims to change the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and the Privacy Act, as they concern the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
CJFE has compiled a list of interesting events for the month of June that celebrate the importance of free expression and press freedom in a variety of ways. From awards galas to annual general meetings, these events span the nation and present opportunities to support free expression in Canada.
Take a look below for event details and ticket information.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Location: The NOW Lounge, 189 Church Street, Toronto, ON
Time: 6:00 pm Doors open