Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in by Ezra Levant

By Ezra Levant

Winner of the Writer's belief of Canada / Samara's - most sensible Canadian Political publication of the final 25 Years

Part memoir, half investigative journalism, it is a stunning and debatable examine the corruption of Canada’s human rights commissions.

“On January eleven, 2008, i used to be summoned to a 90-minute govt interrogation. My crime? because the writer of Western ordinary magazine, I had reprinted the Danish cartoons of Mohammed to demonstrate a information tale. i used to be charged with the offence of “discrimination,” and made to seem sooner than Alberta’s “human rights commission” for wondering. As loopy because it sounds, I turned the one individual on the planet to stand felony sanction for printing these cartoons.”

As due to the this hugely publicized occasion, Ezra Levant all started investigating different cases within which blameless humans have had their freedoms compromised via bureaucrats presuming to guard Canadians’ human rights. He stumbled on a few tense or even extraordinary instances, similar to the tribunal ruling that an worker at a McDonald’ s eating place in Vancouver didn't have to scrub her fingers at paintings. And the human rights criticism filed through a Calgary hair stylist opposed to the ladies at a salon university who known as him a “loser.” In one other case that appeared stranger than fiction, an emotionally risky transvestite fought for — and gained — the precise to suggestions woman rape sufferers, regardless of the anguished pleas of these related traumatized sufferers. Human rights commissions now display screen political views, high-quality humans for expressing politically mistaken viewpoints, censor web pages, or even ban humans, completely, from announcing yes issues.

The e-book is because of the Levant’s ordeal and the study it encouraged. It exhibits how our proposal of human rights has morphed into whatever harmful and vastly assorted from its unique which means. Shakedown is a powerful plea to Canadians to reclaim their uncomplicated liberties.

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