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Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Book and Periodical Council.

"Despite having strong traditions of free expression and free inquiry, Canada also has a long-standing tradition of censorship. Historically, books and magazines have often been quietly removed from libraries and classrooms. Freedom to Read Week was founded in 1984 to challenge the covert nature of censorship, creating a broader awareness of these ongoing challenges to Canadian writing, and to allow Canadians to actively defend their right to publish, read and write freely and to widen their understanding of the negative effects of censorship, not just on readers but on writers and publishers as well." - Book and Periodical Council

Visit the Freedom to Read Week Website for resources and information on censorship and free expression