Ezra Levant’s 2009 book Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights, has won the Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years contest—a project launched by Samara and the Writer’s Trust of Canada. Shakedown chronicles Levant’s battle with human rights commissions over his decision to print controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in the Western Standard. Maclean’s own Paul Wells was also among the 12 finalists with his 2006 book, Right Side Up: The Fall of Paul Martin and the Rise of Stephen Harper’s Conservatism.
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