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Canadian Editor Loses Job over Tweets

December 17, 2019

An editor of the Humber Literary Review has lost his job because of the messages that he had posted on Twitter about Meghan Murphy’s recent speech at the Toronto Public Library. In The Post Millennial, Anna Slatz writes: https://www.thepostmillennial.com/canadian-literary-editor-fired-after-supporting-free-speech/

Illinois School Officials Cancel Canadian Author’s Visit

November 15, 2019

In early October 2019, school officials in Illinois cancelled the scheduled visit of a Canadian author because stories about “gender identity” in her non-fiction children’s book “caused concern.” Officials in Community Unit School District 200, which serves the towns of Wheaton and Warrenville near Chicago, cancelled Robin Stevenson’s visit to Longfellow Elementary School. Her book …

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Aftermath of Meghan Murphy’s Appearance at Toronto Public Library

November 12, 2019

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. …

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An Attack on Turtle Island News

November 8, 2019

In southern Ontario, an unknown person drove a stolen truck into the office of a First Nation’s newspaper and started a blaze in the early hours of October 28, 2019. The office of Turtle Island News, which is located in the Six Nations of the Grand River near Hamilton, suffered approximately $150,000 worth of damage. …

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Federal Government Committee Publishes Its Report about Online Hatred

July 11, 2019

In June 2019, the House Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in Ottawa published a report about hateful expression on the Internet. Taking Action to End Online Hate tentatively recommends reinstating section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Parliament abolished the section, which authorized online censorship, in 2013.   REPORTAGE   In the National …

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