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BPC Bulletin February 17, 2024

BPC Bulletin: Manitoba Chiefs Declare Support for Criminalizing "Residential School Denialism"

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

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has declared its support for the criminalization of the denial of the existence of Indian residential schools in Canada.


The AMC releases a news bulletin:

AMC Supports Legislation Criminalizing Denialism of Residential Schools - Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs


In The Brandon Sun and The Hamilton Spectator, Miranda Leybourne reports:

AMC calls for criminalization of residential school denialism (


In SaskToday, Sean Carleton and Reid Gerbrandt write:

Opinion: We fact-checked residential school denialists and debunked their ‘mass grave hoax’ theory -

At Troy Media, Rodney Clifton comments:

Should residential school denialism be criminalized? (

At The Hub, David Frum comments:

‘Guilt is a poor guide to action’: David Frum on residential schools and understanding the past and present - The Hub

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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February 17, 2024
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