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BPC Bulletin June 6, 2022

BPC Bulletin: Ontario School Board Stops Teaching Agatha Christie Novel

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

In Ontario, the Upper Canada District School Board has ordered its teachers to stop assigning Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None to students.

The school board regards a few references in the mystery novel as anti-Semitic.


In the National Post, Jessica Mundie reports:

In the Toronto Sun, Kevin Connor reports:

In The Algemeiner, Shiryn Ghermezian reports:


In the Toronto Sun, Carol Joseph writes:

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.