Whether you love him or hate him, it is hard to dispute that Ezra Levant is a brilliant orator.
Levant spoke at the Fraser Institute’s Behind the Spin forum this past Thursday. The topic? None other than his highly publicized publishing of the Danish Cartoons in his then magazine, the Western Standard in 2006. Levant was charged with a human rights complaint for publishing the cartoons and subsequently won his case. The host of Behind the Spin, Danielle Smith, described Levant’s views as a way to “Battle it out with political correctness,” a social grace Levant is not fond of. Levant does, however, have a provocative and engaging argument. Referring to Human Rights Commission officers as “a title George Orwell would have approved of”, Levant made his view on the abolition of the Human Rights Commission very clear. He called for the denormalization of the Commission and changes to the law that would allow this to happen.
Whether you believe in Levant’s highly controversial values or not, this reporter thinks it is important to hear him out and make an informed decision on his perspective. Overall, a very thought-provoking event I am happy I did not miss!
To find out more about events put on by the Fraser Institute, check out their website, HERE.