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The Fraser Institute

October 10, 2008 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Ezra Levant, Former Western Standard Publisher, Discusses Freedom of Speech at Fraser Institute Cocktail Series

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) - Former Western Standard publisher Ezra Levant landed before the Alberta Human Rights Commission when he refused to toe the line of political correctness and printed the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in his magazine in 2006.

Join Levant for an update on his case and hear his thoughts on the importance of protecting freedom of speech in Canada during the second evening of the Fraser Instiute's fall cocktail series, Behind the Spin: Fraser @ Centini, Thursday, October 16.

Levant appears regularly on TV and radio as a political pundit and is the author of several books. Before founding the Western Standard, he worked in Ottawa for several opposition leaders and as a lawyer in Calgary.

The Fraser Institute's Behind the Spin cocktail series offers a unique opportunity to discuss an array of issues with opinion-makers whose leadership on key topics informs the news and public debate. The series is hosted by well-known commentator Danielle Smith.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Program from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)
Location: Centini Restaurant and Lounge
160 - 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

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