Is it Time to Re-examine Limits on Workplace Free Expression?

June 02, 2020
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As part of its Virtual Forum Series at Ryerson University in Toronto the Centre for Free Expression is hosting a panel discussion entitled ‘Is It Time to Re-examine Limits on Workplace Free Expression?’ Constitutional protection for free expression does not extend to the workplace in Canada. To the contrary, most employees face many restrictions on their free expression, which only seem to be expanding in the era of social media. Join a panel of experts, including David Hutton, Trustee of WIN, to exploring what those restrictions are, how they are changing, and what are the consequences for the employees, the employer and society, especially in times of crisis like now when essential workers are being stopped from informing the public of concerns about their workplaces. 
  • David Hutton, Co-founder of the Whistleblowing International Network, management consultant, Senior Fellow of the Centre for Free Expression
  • Danielle McLaughlin, Former Director of Education, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Charles Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science. St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan and Co-Editor of Labour/ Le Travail
  • James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University
This event will be held on Tuesday the 2nd of June, 2020 at 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm EDT. Zoom link to the event:

This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information regarding this event or the CFE Virtual Forum Series, please see here.
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