Freedom of expression on the internet

Myth or fact?

Your right to freedom of expression set out in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies in your dealings with everyone.
  • Myth
  • Fact

Freedom of expression is a front burner issue around the world. In Canada, your right to free expression is explicitly protected in relation to your dealings with government entities. Between individuals, things are a little murkier. Learn about freedom of expression rights and how they can play out on the internet.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in May 2022
  • Time to read: 12 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Courtenay Catlin, Alexander Holburn; Kimberley Knapp, Retired lawyer; and Sarah Khan, KC, Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

Courtenay Catlin
Kimberley Knapp
Sarah Khan, KC

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