Join Parkland Institute and the Centre for Free Expression for a panel discussion on free speech and democracy in Alberta.
Premier Kenney’s promised assault on critics of the Alberta oil and gas industry has a disturbing resonance with the actions of right-wing populist governments around the world. Are his announcements of a $30-million "war room," a $2.5-million public inquiry into foreign-funded environmental critics of Alberta oilsands development, and threats of possible defamation suits legitimate government initiatives or actions that chill free expression and undermine democracy?
Join a lively discussion among a panel of experts that will explore the Kenney government's initiatives and what they could mean.
Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action
Executive Director, Environmental Defence
Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
James L. Turk
Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University
This is a free event co-sponsored by Parkland Institute and the Centre for Free Expression.
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