Celebrate Freedom to Read Week: February 22-28, 2015 +Franke James writes: But the truth is that our…

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week: February 22-28, 2015

+Franke James writes: But the truth is that our Charter right to freedom to read is under attack. You see it in books being banned from schools and libraries, artwork and plays that are censored, Access to Information requests that are delayed, denied and blacked out. … “Canadians should be angry. It’s really a fundamental democratic right in Canada [and] it’s linked to freedom of expression.”

In my own life, being censored was a nasty wake-up call. It shocked me out of my complacency. I filed numerous Access to Information requests to find out why the Harper Government censored my artwork in 2011. …  In short, “Do Not Talk about Climate Change: It is against government policy!”

http://www.frankejames.com/i-love-my-freedom-to-read-whatever-i-want/

http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

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