Free Minds Think Alike

In this article from the Toronto Star, Halifax-based lawyer David T.S. Fraser (John Irving fans might be forgiven for wondering if the T.S. stands for “Technical Sergeant”) says: ‘As long as you’re in a public place, as long as you are not...

I Spy For You, You Spy For Me

This piece by Avner Levin on the PEN Canada blog explains how Canada and the US spy on each other’s citizens, then share the information with each other, in order to get around the laws about spying on their own citizens. Told from a Canadian perspective. Very...

Public Photography Is Not A Crime

This is a piece I wrote for PEN Canada, which I have cross-posted on Reddit and my Facebook page. I encourage everyone in Canada to read it and share it widely. You should know your rights when it comes to public photography, especially of police officers.