Update on ChaptersThey sent me the note again and I thought about it some more so here is the whole thing.
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"End of my Response"From: Sorya GaulinSent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:33 AMSubject: Your comment re: The Western Standard
Thank you for your recent email that was forwarded to my attention. We appreciate the opportunity you have given us to respond to your concerns regarding the sale of the Western Standard magazine.
In light of the decision of this magazine to publish content which has been known to ignite extreme demonstrations and violence, Indigo Books & Music Inc. has chosen not to carry the upcoming issue of this publication. This particular issue of the magazine is still available through subscription and for sale at some other retailers in the country. The decision applies only to this upcoming issue and we will continue to carry future editions of the Western Standard.
I understand you might not agree with our decision but we have weighed the issues and feel our position is the right one for this company. Most news organizations in
and many other retailers have come to a similar conclusion on this issue. Canada
Let us be clear and state that we fully support freedom of the press and freedom of expression. The exercise of these freedoms in our country is a right that we too cherish. Within that context, we believe that as a business operating in the private sector, we must also be free to make decisions on what we will carry. In order for such rights to be exercised and upheld, there must be at the core of our society, a mutual respect for others’ beliefs and opinions, even if they are conflicting at times. And so we appreciate and respect your position and thank you for sharing your views with us.
Sorya Ingrid Gaulin
V.P. Public Relations & Corporate Giving
!ndigo Books & Music Inc.
468 King Street West, Suite 500 Toronto( ) M5V 1L8 Ontario
: 647.283.4854 Mobile