Friday, October 4, 2002


Betsy Speicher's CyberNet (10/03/02) had the following breaking news from Ray Girn, President, University of Toronto Objectivist Club:

"Yesterday morning, I received a Notice of Detention from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency regarding the pamphlet delivery. The letter stated that "The following goods [the pamphlets] have been detained for a determination of tariff classification as they may constitute obscenity or hate propaganda. You will be notified in writing of the decision.""

After a three-day detention, the Canadian Customs released the pamphlets, according to this press release from the Ayn Rand Institute. The Canadian Customs' act of censorship made headlines around the world:

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