Archivist Ordered Web Purge

Canada’s chief archivist Leslie Weir personally ordered removal of “offensive” content on thousands of national archives webpages, according to Access To Information records. Employees complained the purge was so sweeping they were left to guess what historical content met Weir’s disapproval: “Flag anything lacking Indigenous perspectives or that ignores or dismisses the impact of colonialism.”

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