Champions of Free Expression

  • Jessie Housty
  • Ron Deibert
    Champions of Free Expression
  • John Ralston Saul
    Champions of Free Expression
  • Alan Borovoy
    Champions of Free Expression
  • Patsy Aldana
    Champions of Free Expression

Challenges to the Written Word

Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Free expression on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

See our Challenged Works section for the real story on censorship in Canada.

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

February 23-March 1, 2014

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Freedom to Read Kit 2014

This year’s Freedom to Read review marks the thirtieth anniversary of its publication and of Freedom to Read Week in Canada. [more...]

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Bienvenue aux francophones!

Sur le présent site, vous trouverez une compilation de plus de 150 auteur‑es francophones ou documents disponibles en français qui ont été l’objet d’attaques depuis 1930 au Canada. L’écrivain Charles Montpetit, lui-même frappé de plusieurs interdictions, relate les circonstances entourant chacun des cas, et invite le public à lui en signaler d’autres en prévision de futures mises à jour.