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Dark day as Citadel Theatre snubs controversial author (Jordan Peterson…Ed.), by David Staples (Edmonton JournalDAVID STAPLES, EDMONTON JOURNAL)

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Jan. 18, 2018

Earlier this week, the Citadel Theatre, a respected and important cultural institution with a formerly unstained commitment to artistic freedom and freedom of expression, abruptly withdrew its offer to Peterson to hold a book launch and public talk Feb. 11. Peterson had signed a contract and sent his deposit to the Citadel, which has staged many public lectures and rents space for everything from weddings to annual general business meetings.

“We made a decision at a leadership level that (Peterson’s talk) was not in keeping with our mandate, mission and values,” said Chantell Ghosh, executive director of the Citadel Theatre.

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