Canada’s only free speech prof Philip Slayton: Political correctness, Twitter mobs & the CBC

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On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Philip Slayton joined me in studio to talk about this new book Nothing Left to Lose: An Impolite Report on the State of Freedom in Canada.

Here's just a bit of his distinguished background:

After studying law at Oxford University as a Manitoba Rhodes Scholar, Philip Slayton clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Then, for thirteen years, he pursued an academic career, teaching at McGill University and becoming dean of law at the University of Western Ontario. Philip then went into legal practice with a major Canadian law firm in Toronto, and worked on many of the biggest corporate and commercial transactions of the time. He retired from the practice of law in 2000.

We used to have free speech in Canada, but where did it go?

We have plenty of free speech advocacy organizations on paper, but when was the last time any of them actually stood up to censorship and de-platforming? They’re like a watchdog that has been de-barked.

And when was the last time that Canadian reporters actually challenged the liberal establishment? That seems to have ended around the same time as Trudeau’s $600-million media bail-out.

That’s why I was so thrilled to meet Philip Slayton. I call him a unicorn because he’s so rare — a former law school dean who actually supports free speech. 

CLICK HERE to buy his new book!

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