Pressure prompts store to axe event featuring book critical of Northern Pulp

Nova Scotia author and journalist Joan Baxter has worked in African countries run by brutal dictators, where journalists often fear for their lives.

The last place she believed she would feel oppressed as a writer would be in her home province.

But that’s what Baxter believes happened last week when a New Glasgow bookstore cancelled an event scheduled for Dec. 2 featuring her latest book, The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest.