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Canadian Cartoonist Let Go After Trump Cartoon Goes Viral

July 1, 2019
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Canadian Cartoonist Let Go After Trump Cartoon Goes Viral

Editorial cartoonist, Michael de Adder, was let go from Canada’s Brunswick News Inc. (BNI), a group which controls all the major papers in his hometown, the day after a cartoon he drew that was critical of the American President went viral. The cartoon depicted the American President attempting to play golf, but impeded by the…

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Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

January 17, 2019
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Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama has survived another attempt to ban it, this time in Ottawa Catholic Elementary Schools. CBC News reported on January 15 that they were shown emails ordering librarians at all Ottawa Catholic School Board elementary schools to remove the best-selling graphic novel after parents complained about the LGBTQ content…

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10 Top CBLDF Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016
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10 Top CBLDF Stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on our 10 most-read stories of the past year… Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference On July 27, the award-winning syndicated strip published daily in more than 750 newspapers nationwide was abruptly pulled for its loose reference to ISIS. Creator Stephan Pastis made the announcement…

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Two Graphic Novels on Toronto Public Library’s Annual Challenged Books Report

July 1, 2016
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(c) Wayne Times

Toronto Public Library recently released their yearly Reconsideration of Materials Summary, recapping the books and movies challenged in one of Canada’s largest library systems, and two graphic novels were among the books challenged. Similar to the American Library Association’s yearly Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, the Materials Review Committee of the Toronto Public…

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Crime Comics (Still) Illegal in Canada

May 12, 2016
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Did you know that there’s a law on the Canadian books that can land the owner of comics that depict crime in jail? From contemporary crime to even your favorite superhero book, Global News’ Elton Hobson talks about one of the remaining enforceable vestiges of Canada’s own great comics scare of the 1940s and 1950s.…

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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

January 6, 2016
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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

In the past decade, comics and graphic novels have transitioned from a niche market to a key component of many publishers’ business models. Previously pigeonholed as the exclusive province of adolescents (even if that was never true), comics have not only seen a resurgence in the children’s market but also won praise across adult genres…

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Comics Collector Donates Rare “Canadian Whites” to University

November 18, 2015
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Eddy Smet

From Nelvana of the Northern Lights, a female crime-buster who predates Wonder Woman, to a Nazi-fighting man from the sea called Iron Man, Canada’s comics history is rich, vibrant, and has a flavor wholly its own. Former award-winning math professor and comic shop owner Eddy Smet celebrates his home country’s comics heritage by continuing the…

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Tintin in America Deemed Too Adult for the Kid’s Section in Winnipeg Library

June 24, 2015
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Tintin in America

Tintin in America will be returning to shelves in Winnipeg, Canada, public libraries after it was pulled entirely from the system based on numerous complaints received regarding its dated and controversial depictions of Native Americans, but it won’t be going back to the kid’s section — it will be shelved in the adult section of…

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Tintin in America Removed from Winnipeg Library Pending Review

March 23, 2015
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Tintin in America Removed from Winnipeg Library Pending Review

The 1932 Belgian comic Tintin in America has run into trouble in Winnipeg, Canada, this past week, first when it was temporarily pulled from the sales floor of a Chapters bookstore and then when it was removed from the city’s library system, perhaps never to return. Some First Nations activists say the book should not…

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Happy Freedom to Read Week, Canada!

February 25, 2015
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Happy Freedom to Read Week, Canada!

This week our neighbors to the north are celebrating Freedom to Read Week! Much like Banned Books Week in the U.S., this is “an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” The week is organized by…

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