From the CBC Archives, 1985. According to the Book and Periodical Council, "Freedom to Read Week (FTRW) was started 36 years ago by the Freedom of Expression Committee, which itself was founded in response to challenges to Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners in Ontario schools."
The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) supports the annual Intellectual Freedom Challenges Survey, which "creates a national snapshot of the nature and outcome of challenges to intellectual freedom in publicly-funded Canadian libraries. By documenting and reporting these incidents, Canadian libraries demonstrate their commitment to public accountability and institutional transparency."
"One of Saskatoon Public Library’s core values is intellectual freedom. We support open and
unrestricted access to information, and protect individual rights to privacy and choice
without fear of censorship or discrimination."