In recent weeks, journalists have reported publishers’ decisions to rewrite the works of James Bond author Ian Fleming and children’s author Roald Dahl.
And some ecologists and biologists have suggested replacing certain scientific terms to make them less “harmful” to society.
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
In Quebec, several editorials, op-eds and columns have denounced as censorship the provincial government’s request that schools refrain from “promoting” the young-adult novel Le garçon aux pieds à l’envers by renowned author François Blais because, in one chapter, an “evil spirit” is said to have prodded a teenage character to sip a lethal dose of gasoline.