Shakedown

Shakedown

How Our Government Is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights

Book - 2009
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Subtitled "How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights". The author was subject to investigation by the Alberta Human Rights Commission after reprinting the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. He presents other cases to show how innocent people have had their freedoms compromised by bureaucrats presuming to protect Canadians' human rights. This book is likely to spark debate and controversy.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009
ISBN: 9780771046193
9780771046186
Characteristics: xv, 216 p. ; 23 cm

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naturalist
Aug 04, 2016

“Ezra Levant: the conservative cause’s useful idiot – In another life the Sun News loudmouth might be wandering the streets with a sandwich board warning of creeping Jihad, but in these twisted times he makes a loyal huckster for Harper’s mission”
by Enzo Dimatteo, posted November 17, 2014, at Toronto Now
https://nowtoronto.com/news/ezra-levant-the-conservative-causes-useful-idiot/

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GlenAbbeyWarrior
Mar 29, 2016

One could argue that in 2016 this book has become irrelevant. After all, the Harper government eliminated Section 13 of the CHRA - an accomplishment that they should have bragged about on the campaign trail. But since this book's publication, the "hate crimes" section has been upheld by a left-wing judge (although the financial penalties section was scrapped). This means that any future government could easily bring back these undemocratic and anti-free speech laws, which Ezra Levant eloquently argues against. And don't be fooled - the pond scum mentioned in Shakedown have simply bided their time - waiting for their ultimate wet dream in the form of a substitute drama teacher to assume power. Given his prior statements, I'm sure little Justin would love to prosecute "hate speech" (read: free speech that liberals don't like) cases so no one's feelings get hurt. So if you haven't already, read this book and see what the future may have in store. On a side note: while I agree with Ezra 90% of the time, his argument that "human rights" commissions were originally created for the right reasons is utterly false. In regards to so-called fair housing and employment discrimination, it is no one's business who a private company hires or who they service unless they are a monopoly supplier. Likewise, it is not the government's job to bring "diversity" to a neighbourhood that doesn't want it.

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