Ezra Levant held the Ottawa launch of his new book, Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights. Levant is the journalist and Conservative activist who was taken to the Alberta Human Rights Commission when he published the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the Western Standard.
(Left to right) Ezra Levant, Liberal Senator Jerry Grafstein and Maclean’s columnist/keynote speaker Mark Steyn.
Transport Minister John Baird (right) and Tory staffer Chris Lawton.
Keynote speaker Mark Steyn.
Levant shows off his Liberal cufflinks to emphasize the bipartisan nature of the event.
Levant with Ontario Conservative MP Rick Dystra, who co-sponsored the event with Liberal MP Keith Martin.
Labour Minister Rona Ambrose with her director of communications Jonah Mozeson.
Peter Kent, minister of state for Americas.
Steven Fletcher, minister of state for democratic reform.
Industry Minister Tony Clement.
Calgary Tory MP Lee Richardson.
Sandra Buckler, Stephen Harper’s former director of communications.
Diane Finley, minister of human resources and social development.
B.C. Conservative MP Jim Abbott.
Tory Senator Pamela Wallin.
Quebec MP Maxime Bernier.
Andrew MacDougall, Stephen Harper’s deputy press secretary.
Attendees Brian Innes (left) and David Zameret.
The big beef.