National Post: Ontario’s book-banning school-board zealots have completely lost the plot

At a press conference at the Venice Film Festival last week, Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel was pressed by a reporter to explain the lack of diversity in the entirely Nordic cast of his film The Promised Land.

“Well, the film takes place in Denmark in the 1750s…,” he deadpanned.

Social justice obsessions are increasingly beyond satire.

Such is the absurdity that even the CBC is finding it risible. It reported on Wednesday that many much-loved books have disappeared from school library bookshelves in Mississauga, Ont., including Harry Potter, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

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The story was accompanied by a photo of half-empty shelves taken by an outraged Grade 10 student, Reina Takata. Students were told by teachers that books published prior to 2008 were being removed as part of an equity-based weeding-out process.

Read the full column at the National Post.

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