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RCMP Confirms Censorship Attempts Were Unwarranted at BC School Libraries

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CFLA/FCAB Press Release
14 March 2023, Canada

Libraries continue to defend students’ freedom to read in the face of increased censorship
A recent RCMP investigation found that items in Chilliwack, BC school libraries – while they
may be deemed inappropriate or concerning to some people – do not contain child
pornography. The investigation was in response to a complaint from a member of a Canadian based group which is actively trying to have certain titles – primarily those with LGBTQA2S+
content – removed from libraries. Read the full press release here.