August 04, 2015

PEN Canada's support shows they really do believe in free speech

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Those who truly believe in liberty understand that free speech is a gift you have to give to your opponents if you want it for yourself.

You've heard about my prosecution by the Law Society for comments made in an editorial. Most of the civil rights groups in Canada have remained silent on this violation of free speech and freedom of the press, which is why I was so pleased to hear PEN Canada's public statements expressing support for me. Not for my opinion but upholding my right to fair comment on a matter of public interest, which is ultimately, what is important.

Reading Pen Canada's statements about my prosecution has put the wind in my sails but this is still going to cost a great deal of money so please consider contributing to my defense fund at

Thanks to all of your for your generous support!


JOIN for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else.

VISIT our NEW group blog The Megaphone!
It’s your one-stop shop for rebellious commentary from independent and fearless readers and writers.

READ Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights --
Ezra Levant’s book about the Canadian Human Rights Commissions, censorship and the Mohammed cartoons was voted "the best political book of the last 25 years."

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2015-08-06 23:01:16 -0400
I’m glad they took this position, and hope they don’t cave under pressure and backtrack, but the fact we should all be so shocked and pleased says something very bad about the state we’re at, as this should be the norm, not something to crow about. Very sad indeed!!
commented 2015-08-05 18:49:49 -0400
That is truly heartening.
commented 2015-08-05 01:26:28 -0400
Brian Kelly well said, they will never silence me either.
commented 2015-08-05 00:11:36 -0400
This is so CRAZY!
commented 2015-08-04 21:47:13 -0400
The real problem with Ezra is that he’s enlightened and proven that the AHRC should be abolished along with the UN
commented 2015-08-04 18:56:41 -0400
Good stuff PEN! Showing some real integrity
commented 2015-08-04 18:32:38 -0400
Pinch me I must be in fact dreaming. A left-wing group with actual principles?! That apply to everyone?! My goodness gracious, that is simply astonishing. Wait and watch, they might be in the midst of “Pulling-a-Martin O’Malley”. Standing for something righteous and true, then apologizing later. Don’t throw your flowers just yet everyone.
commented 2015-08-04 18:30:05 -0400
The Human Rights Tribunals are crazy, oops, does that mean I will be attacked by people who do not believe in freedom of speech. As a veteran I fought for freedom of speech and it would be a cold day in hell if I shut up to appease a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats.
commented 2015-08-04 18:13:25 -0400
I don’t see any censorship or infringement on free speech happening to alternative news media who’s Chief Editor admits that 40% of thier news stories published are untrue and made up with regards to hurtful conspiracies involving 9/11 and Israel… YouTube: Veterans Today Editor Gordon Duff 40% Not True, Dis-Information:
commented 2015-08-04 18:11:20 -0400
never heard of penn. sounds like every canadian should. freedom of expression, choice, and freedom of the press?[ezra] is fundamental in my country. too bad most media would rather have us all living in russia or north korea with no vote except the communist drivel they spout for us to follow.
commented 2015-08-04 18:05:02 -0400
Free speech is not a “gift” but rather an inherently natural “right”, as fought for over the centuries by people who truly believed in freedom. It is only a “gift” in the sense of being God-given.
commented 2015-08-04 17:56:37 -0400
PENN Canada – Class act. Congrats on your spine. We need more such clear-visioned integrity. Thank you for your principled stance on this matter.