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 […]

Prof. Alasdair Roberts wins 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award

>> From CNW Group GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ – Professor Alasdair Roberts, a leading researcher in the field of access to information,has won the 2014 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award. “I am deeply honored to receive the Grace-Pépin Award,” stated Professor Roberts. “It has been a privilege to work over the years with so many Canadians […]

CLA releases results of eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies

>>From the Canadian Library Association (Ottawa, September 15, 2014) – The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2013. Most Canadians don’t give censorship in libraries a second thought, however a small strata of society would like to dictate […]

Freedom to Read Week Celebrates 30 Years of Challenging Censorship

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF CHALLENGING CENSORSHIP Events throughout Toronto put censorship and surveillance in the spotlight Toronto, January 29, 2014 —- The Book and Periodical Council is delighted to announce the lineup of Toronto events for the 30th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week (February 23 to March 1, 2014). Events […]

Freedom to Read Week Celebrates 30 Years

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK CELEBRATES 30 YEARS Events Across Canada Support Freedom of Expression, Challenge Censorship Toronto, January 23, 2014 — The Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee are delighted to announce the 30th anniversary of Freedom to Read Week. A national celebration of freedom of expression that takes place in […]

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 […]

Censorship, Uncovered. Toronto Freedom to Read Week Events

Toronto Writers, Storytellers, Activists Celebrate Our Freedom to Read. The Book and Periodical Council is delighted to announce the lineup of Toronto events for the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week (Feb. 24 to March 2, 2013). Events include CENSORED, a headline event presented in partnership with Toronto’s monthly storytelling collective the Raconteurs (raconteurs.ca); University […]

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 […]

New type of book challenge reported in Canadian libraries

OTTAWA — The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2011. For the first time in six years of the survey, an entire genre of resources – graphic novels – was challenged for removal from a library’s […]