Magazine Recommendation: Humanist Perspectives Issue 207

Since this website was created in 2017, we have attempted to present freedom of expression content oriented to all parts of society rather than focusing on the important- but-predictable academic and media issues that dominate the freedom of expression conversation. We want to provide thoughtful consideration of freedom of expression as experienced apart from the … Continue reading Magazine Recommendation: Humanist Perspectives Issue 207

Ontario: Higher Education Quality and Free Speech

The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)was created by the Dalton McGuinty-led Liberal government of 2005. This was achieved through an eponymously named act. The object of the corporation, as presented in the legislation is The object of the Council is to assist the Minister in improving all aspects of the post-secondary education sector, … Continue reading Ontario: Higher Education Quality and Free Speech

Bill C-16 One Year Later: A Panel Discussion Video

On Jul 18, 2018, the Rights and Freedoms Institute hosted a panel discussion on the Bill C-16 controversy titled Bill C:16 and Compelled Speech: One year Later.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=2PPXwcYtHn0   The panelists were: Dr. Debra Soh: Neuroscientist and columnist Jared Brown: Attorney, testified alongside Dr. Jordan Peterson in Ottawa at the Senate Committee on Legal and … Continue reading Bill C-16 One Year Later: A Panel Discussion Video

Interconnected Freedoms of Religion and Expression

Canada's Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Matt DeCourcey was Canada’s head of delegation to the US Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held in Washington (DC) on July 24-26, 2018. At the conclusion of the Ministerial Forum, the United States issued six statements of concern (three country-specific and three thematic statements) related to international … Continue reading Interconnected Freedoms of Religion and Expression

It’s Time to Merge Ontario’s Two School Systems

Reprinted with permission from The Conversation The era of two school systems in Ontario should be riding into the sunset. There are enormous cost savings and community benefits to be had by merging the public and separate school systems. A school bus is seen here in Markham, Ont. (Shutterstock) Samuel E. Trosow, Western University and … Continue reading It’s Time to Merge Ontario’s Two School Systems