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BPC Bulletin March 2, 2023

BPC Bulletin: The RCMP Investigates and Clears Books in Chilliwack's Public Schools

In Chilliwack, B.C., an RCMP investigation has concluded that the content of books in local public schools does not meet the legal definition of child pornography in the Criminal Code. A member of Action4Canada had contacted the RCMP earlier to complain about some of the books in Chilliwack’s public schools. The complainant alleged that some books depicted child pornography. Tanya Gaw, who spoke for Action4Canada, said the organization objected to books such as