As Canada claims victory for salvaging North American free trade, the true cost of capitulating to the United States’ blustering may be too high to warrant celebration.
The announcement that the United States and Mexico had reached a tentative agreement on NAFTA has sent Canadian diplomats scrambling, and has digital rights advocates seriously concerned.
Christopher Wylie, former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, testified before a Canadian parliamentary committee and answered questions on the state of privacy.
Members of the anti-immigration group Atalante caused a ruckus in the Montreal offices of Vice, entering unannounced wearing masks, making noise and throwing flyers in the newsroom.
The internet reflects and amplifies the inequalities found offline, and while the government recognizing online gendered violence as an issue is an important step, it is clearly not enough. We need a cohesive and collective strategy to tackle this problem.
“By shutting down more than forty independent newspapers, this development will cause an enormous shift in news coverage in Canada and seriously compromise media pluralism,” said RSF.
The Trudeau government missed a crucial chance to extend badly-needed journalist protections, leaving Canada as one of the only industrialized countries in the world lacking legislation to protect confidential sources.
A deeply troubling report reveals that Canada’s National Energy Board spent over $20,000 to hire a private investigation firm tasked with finding employees leaking information to the media.
They may be confused about fake news, but Canadians are pretty clear that “national security” is no excuse to force journalists to turn sources over.
A subsidiary of Canada’s Barrick Gold is once again embroiled in a free expression controversy. This time over threats to journalists who reported on mining issues.
By adopting the Journalistic Source Protection Act, the Canadian Senate has taken a strong stand for press freedom, and sent a clear message to the House of Commons that they must take action. Canada is one of the only industrialised countries in the world that lacks legislation for the protection of journalists’ sources.
The Liberal government’s decision to indefinitely delay reforms to strengthen the Access to Information Act should concern everyone who cares about transparency and democratic accountability in Canada.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that VICE News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communications between him and an ISIS fighter to the RCMP.
CJFE shares an opinion which has already been expressed in part by our allies at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. We believe that Motion 103 in its current form presents no inherent risk to free expression. Claims that it will prohibit religiously motivated critiques of Islam are simply false.