Critical Writing Index


by Ken Anderlini

The Ubyssey, Feb. 13, 1986, pp. 3-4

The article outlines different publications that have been banned from distribution in Canada by Canada Customs.

Among such banned publications are those that describe gay and lesbian sex, the use of dildos and other explicit material. This subject matter falls under the D9-1-1 guidlines which prohibit entry of materials into Canada that portray sodomy in any form. These guidelines also extend to works of art that deal with any sort of sexually explicit material, gay or straight.

Examples of banned artwork include Lisa Steele and Kim Tomszak's In the Dark. The article discusses the paradoxes of censorship and individual rights to view.

ITEM 1986.019 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

In the DarkLisa Steele

Kim Tomszak