BPC Bulletin: Freedom to Read Week in Canada (2)

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

Freedom to Read Week — Canada’s annual celebration of the freedom to read — began on February 20 and ended on February 26, 2022.

Here is another sample of the news and opinion columns that appeared in Canada during the week.

REPORTAGE

In Discover Weyburn in Saskatchewan, Marna McManus reports:

You're free to read whatever you want - DiscoverWeyburn.com - Local news, Weather, Sports, Free Classifieds and Job Listings for the Weyburn, Saskatchewan

In The Times of Minden, Ontario, Sue Tiffin reports:

Freedom to read: Mein Kampf challenged at HCPL  » Minden Times

In My Bulkley Lakes Now in British Columbia, Lindsay Newman reports:
Smithers Library celebrates Freedom to Read Week - My Bulkley Lakes Now

COMMENTARY

In the Vernon Morning Star of British Columbia, John Arendt comments:

COLUMN: Reading the Bible, the Qur’an and the Communist Manifesto – Vernon Morning Star

In the Toronto Star, the editorial board comments:
Every time we ban a book, we diminish ourselves | The Star

BONUS STORY

In The Hamilton Spectator, Janet Somerville writes about Azar Nafisi’s new book, Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times:

Azar Nafisi reminds us great books can transcend prejudices | TheSpec.com

 

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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