BPC Bulletin: Authors Protest Upcoming Speaking Event at Toronto Public Library - Part 2

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


The Toronto Public Library has permitted Meghan Murphy, a controversial feminist, to speak on October 29, 2019. However, a group of authors has launched a petition to protest the event.

People continue to write about the dispute. For full reportage and comments please see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3


In The Georgia Straight, Craig Takeuchi reports:

At CBC Radio’s As It Happens, Carol Off interviews Vickery Bowles, the chief librarian of the Toronto Public Library:


In The Globe and Mail, Marcus Gee comments:

In Toronto, City Councillor Gord Perks comments:

In The London Free Press, Lorrie Goldstein comments:


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