CLA announces 2015 winner of the Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada

>>From the Canadian Library Association (OTTAWA) February 10, 2015. The Canadian Library Association is delighted to announce that Brian Campbell has been chosen as winner of the 2015 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for his tireless championship of librarianship’s core values of intellectual freedom and information access. Throughout his long and […]

Author Ron Brown wins 2015 TWUC Freedom to Read Award

– Free speech advocate who founded the award becomes its 16th recipient – >>From The Writers’ Union of Canada Toronto – February 9, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is extremely pleased to announce that Ron Brown, Past Chair of TWUC, journalist, and author of 25 books, is the 2015 recipient of TWUC’s […]

Announcing 31st annual Freedom to Read Week

Toronto, January 21, 2015 — The Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee are pleased to announce the 31st annual Freedom to Read Week in Canada. A national celebration of freedom of expression that takes place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada, this year’s program runs from February 22 to […]

Canada’s Writers Honour Children’s Book Publisher, Patsy Aldana

Via the Writers’ Union of Canada. Freedom to Read Award Given for Courageous Publishing. The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the courageous work of children’s book publisher, Patsy Aldana, with its Freedom to Read Award for 2013. As head of Groundwood Books from 1978 to 2012, Ms Aldana produced beautiful, cutting-edge books for young readers. “Patsy […]

Announcing 29th Annual Freedom to Read Week

Events across Canada Support Freedom of Expression, Challenge Censorship Via the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee The Book and Periodical Council and Freedom of Expression Committee  are pleased to announce the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week, with events taking place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada from February 24 to March […]

Freedom to Read Week is just over a month away!

Can it be true? Freedom to Read Week is just over a month away! We have tons of updates for you on upcoming events and ways that you can get involved with FTRW 2013. We’d love your help! We’ve already started shipping the FTRW 2013 posters, and our kits should be on their way soon, […]

PEN Canada Presents the Torture Report: Larry Siems on the Bush Administration’s Torture Policy

What do U.S government documents say about torture under the Bush Administration? In partnership with Ryerson University, PEN Canada invites Larry Siems from PEN American Center to speak about what emerged from his review of more than 140,000 government documents relating to detainee abuse during the “global war on terror,” brought to light by Freedom […]