Aftermath of Meghan Murphy’s Appearance at Toronto Public Library

In Toronto, city councillors have voted 20 to 1 to review the policies that govern the use of the city’s community spaces, including public libraries.

The vote occurred after hundreds of demonstrators protested the appearance of Meghan Murphy, a feminist writer and speaker, at a branch of the Toronto Public Library on October 29, 2019.

The review will consider whether the rules governing the use of community spaces by third parties uphold the city’s policies on equity, diversity and human rights and its policies against discrimination and harassment.

 

REPORTAGE

In The Star, Francine Kopun reports:

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2019/10/30/after-trans-rights-protest-at-library-toronto-votes-to-review-community-space-policies.html

 

COMMENTARY

Postmedia News editorializes:

https://lfpress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-free-speech-too-important-to-be-left-to-politicians/wcm/ec8f05ae-5bb1-4469-8b8d-b2c4acbea9c9

 

The Star editorializes:

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/31/toronto-city-council-falls-short-on-free-speech.html

 

In The Post Millennial, Dylan Gibbons comments:

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/meghan-murphy-toronto-city-council-votes-to-review-library-rental-policies-following-speaking-event/

 

In The Epoch Times, Shane Miller comments:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/free-speech-wars-meghan-murphys-talks-going-ahead-a-promising-sign_3138074.html