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BPC Bulletin July 29, 2023

BPC Bulletin: Challenges to Library Books in Canada

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

This summer, writers explore challenges to library books in Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario.


In the Penticton Herald, Dave Baxter reports:

Prairie Rose School Division hears call for book ban | Spare News |


In Maclean’s, Richard Beaudry comments:

I help librarians handle book bans. Here's why it's getting worse. - 

John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms writes:

Courage in the face of school board censorship | Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (

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.

BPC Bulletin
July 29, 2023
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