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 […]

2012 Freedom to Read Week: Why It Matters!

Focusing Attention on Our Right to Choose For twenty-eight years, the Book and Periodical Council and its Freedom of Expression Committee have organized Freedom to Read Week (FTRW). This annual, national event reminds Canadians why we must remain vigilant in protecting our right to free expression — a right that is too frequently challenged to […]

BPC Wins Les Fowlie Award

The Book and Periodical Council is this year’s winner of the Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award. The honour is awarded by the Ontario Library Association. The BPC won the award because of the “tireless efforts” of its Freedom of Expression Committee “in promoting intellectual freedom for all Canadians” and “organizing the annual Freedom to Read […]