Campaign on the TTC'S decision to reject CJPME's ads

In April 2013, thanks to the generosity of its many supporters, CJPME raised $35,000 to be able to post its “Disappearing Palestine” ads in two major cities across Canada. Sadly, through various strategies, the transit companies and ad agencies have tried to prevent the ads from being posted. Early in September, CJPME's legal counsel sent a letter demanding that the transit authorities in question respect its constitutional rights to post these ads. On October 21, the transit authorities have however conveyed their decision to reject the ads.     Continue reading

Campaign to ask Harper to intervene for Tarek Loubani and John Greyson

Tarek Loubani, a doctor from London, and John Greyson, a filmmaker from Toronto have been jailed in Egypt for more than 40 days. Prime Minister Harper has still not intervened, even though the two innocent men have not been charged, yet have seen their detention repeatedly extended. It is feared that they could easily spend two years in jail.           Continue reading

Toronto City Councillors and freedom of speech

Toronto City Council will meet on June 14 to make a final decision about whether or not to adopt a report that has determined that the use of the term “Israeli apartheid” does not violate the City’s Anti-Discrimination Policy. The Council’s decision has profound implications for freedom of expression in Toronto.       Continue reading