Freedom of Expression: What expression is protected by the Charter?

“Governments are going to have to think more seriously about whether just a negative role in the freedom of expression is going to be enough”. 
Section 2(b) of the Charter of Canadian Rights and Freedoms is premised on values that have been recognized as essential to society for millennia. The context in which the freedom of expression is evoked, however, is changing before our eyes. Join a first-year queens law student, Austin Layng, and Associate Professor at Queen’s Faculty of Law, Cherie Metcalf, to learn about what activity is covered under the freedom of expression, how the government can justifiably infringe freedom of expression, and how Freedom Convoy and the internet challenge how we think about freedom of expression. 


Austin Layng – Producer, Host and Editor

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