BPC Bulletin: Activists Unreconciled to Presence of Abigail Shrier's Book in Halifax Libraries

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

 

In Nova Scotia, activists continue to disapprove of the Halifax Public Library’s decision to keep Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters on the shelves.

REPORTAGE

In Halifax Today, Chris Stoodley reports:
Hal-Con severs Halifax Public Libraries partnership due to 'anti-trans' book - HalifaxToday.ca

In the Halifax Examiner, Philip Moscovitch reports: 

Writers cancel talks at Halifax Public Libraries, activists continue calls for removal of “transphobic” book from collection (halifaxexaminer.ca)

In The Coast, Morgan Mullin writes:
Hal-Con cancels events at Halifax Public Libraries over anti-trans book | Cultural Festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

On Pride, the library and Irreversible Damage done | Cultural Festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

COMMENTARY

In the National Post, Adam Zivo writes:
Adam Zivo: Pride boycott of Halifax library a disturbing attack on free expression | National Post

At Saltwire.com, writers comment in four different letters:

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/opinion/local-perspectives/letters-halifax-public-libraries-is-right-to-resist-book-police-100595211/

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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