From the Publisher
Canada''s "no. 1 defender of freedom of speech" and the
bestselling author of Shakedown makes the timely and
provocative case that when it comes to oil, ethics matter just as
much as the economy and the environment.
In 2009, Ezra Levant''s bestselling book Shakedown
revealed the corruption of Canada''s human rights
commissions and was declared the "most important public affairs
book of the year." In Ethical Oil, Levant turns
his attention to another hot-button topic: the ethical cost of our
addiction to oil. While many North Americans may be aware of the
financial and environmental price we pay for a gallon of gas or a
barrel of oil, Levant argues that it is time we consider ethical
factors as well. With his trademark candor, Levant asks
hard-hitting questions: With the oil sands at our disposal, is it
ethically responsible to import our oil from the Sudan, Russia, and
Mexico? How should we weigh carbon emissions with human rights
violations in Saudi Arabia? And assuming that we can''t live
without oil, can the development of energy be made more
environmentally sustainable? In Ethical Oil,
Levant exposes the hypocrisy of the West''s dealings with the
reprehensible regimes from which we purchase the oil that sustains
our lifestyles, and offers solutions to this dilemma. Readers at
all points on the political spectrum will want to read this timely
and provocative new book, which is sure to spark debate.
From the Jacket
Praise for Shakedown:
"The most important public affairs book this
- National Post
"I read Shakedown and I am awed at
Levant's persistence and powers of endurance."
- Rex Murphy, Globe and Mail
"Eloquent and powerful."
- London Free Press
"By the end of Levant's book, readers will be left wondering
whether it is enough to prune back the commissions, or, as he
prefers, to weed them out altogether."
"Canadians who want their country to be fair and open to all...need
to read Shakedown."
- Calgary Herald
"[Ezra Levant] puts everything on the line in the way the best
Canadian journalist always did....GO EZRA!"
- Ottawa Citizen
"Why is Ezra Levant the flavour of the month? Dare I say because he
deserves to be?"
- Metro Vancouver
About the Author
EZRA LEVANT is a lawyer, journalist, and political activist. As the
publisher of Western Standard magazine, he was charged by
the Government of Alberta for publishing the Danish cartoons of
Mohammed. He is a frequent radio talk show guest known for his
plain-spoken opinions, and he has written columns for media
throughout North America. His most recent book,
Shakedown, was a national bestseller.
Published: September 14, 2010
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771046413
ISBN - 13: 9780771046414