Highlights / PEN Canada

International, Society

Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo to be memorialized in Toronto

A bronze statue of an empty chair will be erected in Canada’s biggest city to commemorate writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. China refused to allow the writer to travel to Norway to collect his» 

International, Politics, Society

PEN slams Canada for freedoms erosion

PEN International has launched a broadside at Canada for policies that it says are undermining freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and access to information. The criticism is contained in a briefing released on Tuesday as some 250 writers and» 

International, Politics, Society

Long a defender of freedom, PEN International meets in Quebec City

Some 250 writers and intellectuals from over 80 countries are in Quebec City this week. They are attending the 81st PEN International Congress. La Maison de la littérature de Québec (above) is being inaugurated this week to coincide with PEN’s»