Parents want Findley’s The Wars banned from school

SHORELINE BEACON
Bill Henry | May 24, 2011

Several parents want an award-winning novel they say is filled with violent, exploitive sexual references removed from Bluewater classrooms.

Timothy Findley’s The Wars, which won the Governor General’s Award for fiction in 1977, is “filled with adult content,” Tiverton parent Carolyn Waddell told trustees.

“The book includes a number of very explicit and detailed descriptions of sexual encounters, most of them exploitive and violent,” Waddell said.

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