Artist breaks out of Olympic Village and other free speech updates

Despite contract restrictions that limited her ability to boast about her installations in the Olympic Village, Wells artist Claire Kujundzic got out under the radar to land this coverage in today’s Globe and Mail. The work in the Salt Building echoes the damage done by mountain pine beetle.

Meanwhile, Olympic resisters have thanked BC Civil Liberties Association director David Eby for his criticism of last week’s violence with a pie in the face.

Why? Some claim Eby violated undertakings not to criticize Olympic protesters, an odd echo of the VANOC efforts to keep signage limited to “celebratory” messaging.

VANOC, meanwhile, has asked the CBC, our national public broadcaster, not to distribute Canadian flags with the CBC logo on the back. Strangely, the CBC agreed.

On the bylaw enforcement front: city enforcement officers report nearly 100 percent verbal compliance with city sign bylaws and a level of violations that amounts to background noise.