Posted by: becketfund | August 6, 2008

Canada: Charges Dropped Against Ezra Levant

ALBERTA – The Alberta Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint against publisher Ezra Levant for reprinting the controversial Danish Muhammad cartoons in his magazine The Western Standard in 2006, the National Post reported on August 6. Ezra Levant however is dissatisfied with the rationale the Commission used in his acquittal. On his website he writes, “[M]y dismissal is not a victory for freedom of the press. Because Alberta’s press is not free — it is now subject to the approval of the government.” The complaint against Levant was filed by the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities. The Western Standard is no longer in print.

For more about the “defamation of religions” movement, see Macleans Magazine’s article and The Becket Fund’s legal Issues Brief.


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