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Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression

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Freedom of expression is part of the fundamental rights and freedoms protected by the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, Section 3 states that “Every person is the possessor of the fundamental freedoms, including freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of opinion, freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.”

In the past 40 years, the Commission commented this section, particularly freedom of expression, and analyzed its scope, in a number of official documents, including briefs and comments on draft legislation, regulations or policies or in respect to current events.

English translations are provided when available.

These rulings contain a reference to freedom of expression.

 

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The United Nations recognized freedom of expression in 1948 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)This link will redirect you to an external Website. (Section 19).