Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression (CJFE) has just released its Fifth Annual Review of free Expression in Canada – 2013-2014. The Review makes for interesting reading. In addition to featuring a report card on freedom of expression across Canada, the Review’s articles include pieces on the impact of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, failed whistleblower protection, the muzzling of federal scientists, stalled anti-SLAPP legislation in Ontario, and Nova Scotia’s new cyberbullying legislation. The Review also documents serious problems with transparency, record keeping, and access to government information.
The Review offers a crisp, well-written and concise overview of a broad range of issues impacting on freedom of expression in Canada. It makes for a thought-provoking (and rather troubling) read