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At issue is a document called Circular 14, which is the Ministry of Education's list of textbooks and learning materials approved for use in Ontario schools. Critics complain that in order to qualify for the Circular, publishing houses are censoring themselves and the material. They do this because they know anything which might give offence means the work won't be bought by the government. But the government is under pressure from a wide variety of groups - groups which complain about gender or religious stereotyping. Our studio guest is John Irwin, a former publisher who chairs the committee which advises the government on Circular 14.
The tabloids' voracious appetite for royal stories feeds an insatiable hunger for regal revelations. The Royals decry the intrusion, but over the last 60 years the press has repeatedly dug up tales of Royal misbehavior.
In November 2012, Jim Foley is taken hostage whilst working in Syria. He is one of a handful of journalists daring to report in Syria as it heads towards civil war. Back in the US, his parents are desperate for information.