TORONTO (October 14, 2015)—Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has released a federal election platform report card, grading the four major political parties for their stances on critical free expression issues in Canada.
By Alexandra Theodorakidis
An important feature of our annual Review of Free Expression in Canada is CJFE’s Free Expression Report Card. Each year we assign grades to various Canadian institutions based on how well they have upheld free expression values over the past year. In our fifth Review, released earlier this month, the institutions we graded ranged from Canada’s outdated Access to Information Act to Anti-SLAPP legislation in Ontario.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression launches fifth Review of Free Expression in Canada
TORONTO, ON – Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) celebrates the principled stand taken yesterday by independent MP Brent Rathgeber in killing his own private member’s bill, C-461.
"The bill would have forced the CBC to disclose journalistic, creative and programming information – including information that would jeopardize the identity of its confidential sources – that no other Canadian media outlet has to release," said Peter Jacobsen, Chair of CJFE's Canadian Issues Committee. "The public broadcaster would have seen its journalistic integrity compromised."