Ezra Levant

October 11 2011 , 12:00PM

Ezra Levant is a TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author and general trouble-maker!

After graduating from law school, he went to Ottawa as a parliamentary assistant to Preston Manning. It was to be the first of many romantic but doomed political campaigns.

Levant joined the editorial board of The National Post newspaper, shortly after its founding. His beat included national politics, the Supreme Court and the Middle East.

In 2004, Levant became the founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. That led to two charges of “hate speech” before the Alberta government’s human rights commission.

Levant wrote a book about the experience, called Shakedown, which exposed the illiberal nature of Canadian human rights commissions. His new book called, Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oilsands, was published in September 2010.

To the relief of his wife, Levant finally got a real job this spring, when he joined the new Sun TV all-news channel as the host of a daily talk show called The Source.