Monday, February 26, 2024
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Pandemic Panic: how Canadian government responses to COVID-19 changed civil liberties forever

The Canadian Constitution Foundation is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Pandemic Panic: How Canadian Government Responses to Covid-19 Changed Civil Liberties Forever.

The book, written by the CCF’s Executive Director Joanna Baron and Litigation Director Christine van Geyn which presents a critical and comprehensive assessment of the impact of the pandemic on civil liberties is now available for pre-order.

“This book is a record of what happened to our rights during the pandemic, from a perspective that civil liberties matter. The response of many people to the pandemic has been to forget a lot of things – strange, irrational and also oppressive things – that the government did”, said Baron.

The book, which will be published in October by Optimum Publishing International, is already a #1 Amazon bestseller in three different categories, as well as listed in Amazon’s Hot 100. It features a foreword by Preston Manning.

“If we forget history, it will repeat itself and the government can violate our rights with impunity. Reading this book will help to ensure those violations do not happen again, or if governments attempt them, there will be an informed citizenry to push back”, remarked van Geyn.

Readers will learn what went wrong during the pandemic from the nuanced perspective of constitutional experts – when government reactions were over the top, and when the courts failed to correct government overreach. The book presents a balanced perspective, which allows readers to come to their own conclusions.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.