(For immediate release --- Monday, February 10, 1997)

Internet in the Classroom

``Internet connections used by students should be free from government censorship'', says David Jones, president of Electronic Frontier Canada, in a recent letter written to Ontario's Education Minister, John Snobelen.

The letter was prompted after Mr. Snobelen reportedly said he'd like to ``develop ways to control information that comes into classrooms off the Internet''. Mr. Snobelen is also quoted as saying that freedom of expression in schools is important but must be ``reasonable controlled''.

Electronic Frontier Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting freedom of expression in cyberspace.


Related Documents:

Letter to John Snobelen, Education Minister, February 10, 1997
David Jones, President, Electronic Frontier Canada

Related Media Coverage:

Parents may get more say ...
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, February 5, 1997.

EFC Contact Information:

Electronic Frontier Canada

Dr. David Jones, djones@efc.ca
phone: (905) 525-9140 ext.24689, fax: (905) 546-9995
Dr. Jeffrey Shallit, shallit@efc.ca
phone: (519) 888-4804, fax: (519) 885-1208
Dr. Richard Rosenberg, rosen@efc.ca
phone: (604) 822-4142, fax: (604) 822-5485

Electronic Frontier Canada's, online archives:
URL: http://www.efc.ca

Contact Information:

The Honourable Mr. John Snobelen
Minister of Education & Training
addr:13th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay St, Toronto, ON, M7A 1L2
email: john.snobelen@edu.gov.on.ca
web: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/
phone: (416) 325-2600
fax: (416) 325-2608

Veronica Lacey
Deputy Minister
phone: (416) 325-2180