Dear Mr Kenney

The BCLA recently sent a letter to Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration expressing concern about the failure to include direct references to Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedom’s express prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation, and to Canada’s legalization of same-sex marriage, from Canada’s new citizenship guide, Discover Canada: The Rights and…

freedom of icky speech

A beautifully articulate rant by Neil Gaiman on why we must defend stuff that we personally find icky: Freedom to write, freedom to read, freedom to own material that you believe is worth defending means you’re going to have to stand up for stuff you don’t believe is worth defending, even stuff you find actively…

Federal Government Cuts Arts Funding

The media recently reported that the federal government will be eliminating two programs that promote Canadian arts and artists abroad: the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s PromArt and the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Trade Routes. For an overview of these programs and the recently announced cuts, take a look at the following articles:…