Freedom of expression and thought, also known as intellectual freedom, is a right guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Every year, Canadians are invited to think about and reaffirm their commitment to this fundamental − and vital − idea with the Freedom to Read Week.
Now in its 27th year, the Freedom to Read Week was founded by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council. Many Canadian cities take part in the initiative. In 2011, the event will run February 20-26.
Cendrine Marrouat is a freelance writer/reviewer, blogger, published author and translator living in Canada. Official Website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com
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