Voices-voix.ca is a coalition of individuals that is
- Documenting attacks against organizations, individuals and institutions that have raised their voices, to show the pattern of government silencing those who exercise their right to dissent. We offer solidarity to those who have been targeted (see Hit List).
- Promoting debate amongst members and allies about how to defend the space for democratic dissent and advocacy in Canada, either online or through events.
- Encouraging Canadians to raise their voices so that governments meet their core responsibilities to respect the equality, transparency and diversity of voices that make a democracy thrive.
- Informing the international community about what is happening in Canada by presenting our research findings (see Reports).
As of July 2015, 113 cases of debate being stiffled in Canada have been documented. Visit the website to learn more.
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