Links about Intellectual Freedom

The following is a list of Web sites on intellectual freedom. Each year we update the list by adding and deleting Web sites. Many of the listed sites link to others that provide additional intriguing and useful information and viewpoints. If you wish to suggest other Web sites on this theme, please contact the Book and Periodical Council at [email protected].

Declarations of Basic Rights

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Legal Regulation of Expression and Information in Canada

Hate Propaganda
Department of Justice Canada, Criminal Code (C-46, s. 318)

Office of the Information Commissioner

Prohibited Importations (Literature): D9-1-1 and D9-1-15 Memoranda
Canada Border Services Agency

Supreme court decision on linking to defamatory material (Crookes v. Newton, 2011 SCC 47)

Censorship in Canada

Canada’s Thought Police
Zachary Margulis

A Chronicle of Freedom of Expression
Sandra Bernstein

Crash-Test Dummies? Canada’s Experiments with Free Speech
Paul Trout

General information on censorship in Canada

Report of Sub-Committee on Literature
National Council of Women of Canada

A Small Sampling of Publications Seized or Detained by Canada Customs
Sandra Bernstein

Censorship of Children’s Literature

The Censorship of Canadian Children’s Literature, by Iram Khan

Judy Blume Talks About Censorship


Censorship News and Views


Canadian Organizations for Free Expression

Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

British Columbia Library Association
Intellectual Freedom Committee

Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms

NewsWatch Canada

PEN Canada

Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression

Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois

U.S./International Organization for Free Expression

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression

American Civil Liberties Union

American Library Association
Banned Books Week

Amnesty International

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Feminists for Free Expression

Free Expression Network

Index on Censorship

International Freedom of Expression Exchange

National Coalition Against Censorship

National Council of Teachers of English
Standing Committee Against Censorship

Reporters Without Borders

Scholarly Writing on Censorship

Bonfire of Liberties
The Texas Humanities Resource Center

Labels, V-Chips, Internet Blockers, Filters, Ratings, Warnings, and Advisories:
Consumer Protection or Censorship Technologies?
Alvin M. Schrader

Papers and Publications on Access to Information
Alasdair Roberts

Special Topics: Freedom of Expression in Canada
Constitutional Law of Canada

Technology and the Politics of Choice: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Intellectual Freedom
Alvin M. Schrader

Truth, the State, and Democracy:
The Scope of the Legal Right of Free Expression
Gordon Stuart Adam