Mississauga Ontario Catholic schools decided against book ban

The Golden Compass is not leading young Catholic readers astray and the book can stay on its library bookshelves in Mississauga, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has decided. The Catholic board’s Challenged Materials Review committee was asked to look at the book penned by Pullman, an avowed atheist, after a parent complained. The Halton Catholic Board had already banned the book.
Critics claim the stories are filled with anti-religious and anti-Catholic implications.