‘Race-Based Censorship’

“Journalist Candis McLean…came to Regina in November to promote her book “When Police Become Prey: The Cold Hard Facts of Neil Stonechild’s Freezing Death”. The book sparked controversy because it criticizes the findings of a public inquiry that cast blame on two Saskatoon police officers {in the death of an aboriginal youth}.

“McLean was to hold a book signing at ‘Chapters’ on Nov. 5 last year, but the store cancelled after learning protesters intended to show up. She re-booked with three different hotels, but each in turn cancelled due to the protest. In the end, McLean stood on the street in front of the ‘Quality Inn’ and spoke about her book. Signings planned for ‘Chapters/Indigo’ in her former hometown of Yorkton, as well as in Winnipeg, were also cancelled.

“In a statement of claim filed this week at ‘Regina Court of Queen’s Bench’, McLean is suing Michelle Stewart, an associate professor in the U of R’s Department of ‘Justice Studies’… Continue reading “‘Race-Based Censorship’”

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