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BPC Bulletin June 15, 2022

BPC Bulletin: Student Press Freedom in British Columbia (2)

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

In Vancouver, students at Eric Hamber Secondary School have prepared a bill to protect the interests of student journalists in British Columbia.

Spencer Izen and Jessica Kim, who produce the school’s newspaper, The Griffin’s Nest, sent the Student Press Freedom Act to David Eby, B.C.’s attorney general. They hope the legislature will enact the bill into law.


In The Tyee, Katie Hyslop reports:

Vancouver School Board Is Violating Charter Rights, Say Student Journalists | The Tyee

Tahmina Aziz of CTV News reports:
Vancouver School Board restricts free expression: students | CTV News

In Healthing, which is part of the Postmedia Network, Susan Lazaruk reports:


At the Centre for Free Expression, James L. Turk interviews Izen and Kim.

Video length: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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.