GUELPH POLITICAST #311 – Now More Than Ever, Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week is a chance to talk about issues of censorship and free expression, especially in the context of what we can read and access at our local and school libraries. There’s been a lot of back and forth in the news lately about what young people should be allowed to read, or not, in their school library, so for this podcast, we got the biggest librarian we could find. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #311 – Now More Than Ever, Freedom to Read Week”

GUELPH POLITICAST Replay – Freedom to Read Week

We’re presently in the middle of Freedom to Read Week, a national celebration of free expression that takes place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada. It’s a powerful reminder that issues of free expression and censorship are still prevalent here in Canada, and in other places around the world, so we’re going to remind you of that with a couple of previous Politicast interviews. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST Replay – Freedom to Read Week”

GUELPH POLITICAST #178 – Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Speech. It seems like a simple idea, but there’s really nothing simple about it, especially when that’s not the term we use it for this concept here in Canada. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen a lot of discussion online about who was violating someone else’s Freedom of Speech, but are we really aware of what that term entails. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #178 – Freedom of Expression”