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Backgrounder: Franke James Blacklisted by the Harper Government

Questions and answers about the blacklisting

How did the Harper Government “blacklist” Franke James? Canadian officials, under direction from Ottawa, contacted the producers for Franke James’ 2011-2012 European Art Tour and advised them to cancel her show.

What effect did the blacklisting have? Franke James’ 2011-2012 European Art Tour, organized by Nektarina Nonprofit, and scheduled to travel to 20 Read More...