Canadians Honour Foreign Free Expression Advocates

On May 28, the City of Montreal made Mr. Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, an honorary citizen.




Sidhartha Banerjee of the Canadian Press reports:


CBC News reports:


In the Montreal Gazette, Catherine Solyom reports:




In the Montreal Gazette, Celine Cooper writes:




In Toronto, three organizations plan to erect a monument to honour Mr. Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese writer and activist.


The organizations are Amnesty International Canada, the Toronto Association for Democracy in China, and PEN Canada.




In the Toronto Star, Gilbert Ngabo reports:


Lynn Desjardins of Radio Canada International reports:


On July 13, 2017, the Associated Press reported the death of Mr. Liu:




Read PEN Canada’s press release:


In the National Post, Robert Fulford writes: