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QUIZ: Understanding the freedom to read

Book challenges and attempts to ban books continues in Canada

Freedom to Read Week, from Feb. 18 to 24, is a time to reflect on intellectual freedom.

The week has been observed since 1984 to challenge censorship and to raise issues surrounding attempts at censorship.

Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication is one of the four fundamental freedoms.

However, there are attempts to limit materials that can be accessed in this country and around the world.

How much do you know about past and present efforts to ban, restrict or challenge books? Put your knowledge to the test with these 10 questions.

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John Arendt

About the Author: John Arendt

John Arendt has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism degree from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
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