Controversial media personality Ezra Levant speaks on campus

Ryerson – During the opening of Levant’s presentation, SSI president Hadas Hait read the RSU equity statement — which is required to be “read aloud during the opening address of all meetings and events,” according to the union’s policy manual. The statement says that, “hate speech rooted in, but not limited to, anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, anti-Semitic” will not be tolerated, and ends by asking the speaker if they agree.

Levant replied, “no,” prompting laughs from the audience. He went on to describe the statement as an “Orwellian command.”