PEN Canada statement on Bill 78
TORONTO, May 23, 2012 /CNW/ – PEN Canada is carefully monitoring student
unrest in QuÃ©bec and response to that unrest by different levels of
government. PEN’s particular concern is any threat to freedom of
PEN Canada condemns violence and other forms of intimidation, by
students or police, as antithetical to freedom of expression.
PEN Canada considers Bill 78 to be overreaching, containing provisions
that go beyond what is necessary to ensure that assemblies and
demonstrations by students and others are peaceful. As such, PEN
believes the Bill indirectly limits freedom of expression and asks the
Government of QuÃ©bec to reconsider this legislation.
PEN Canada fights censorship and defends the right to freedom of
SOURCE PEN Canada