Books Published By The Democracy Fund

Forgotten History

Civil Rights in Canada 

By Conrad Black

fh_3d-book_720.pngDiscover the untold saga of Canada's vibrant struggle for civil rights in this captivating masterpiece, Forgotten History: Civil Rights in Canada. In a riveting tour de force, Conrad Black shatters the misconception that civil rights are solely an American phenomenon, illuminating the remarkable tapestry of Canada's own battle for equality.

From the fiery echoes of the 1837 Rebellions to the resounding thunder of the Truckers' rolling into Ottawa in 2022, this book details the vivid panorama of Canada's past with meticulous detail and unwavering conviction.

Prepare to be moved, enlightened, and inspired as Black resurrects the unsung heroes and forgotten victories, beckoning us to reclaim our heritage and forge a future of unparalleled harmony, justice, and strong civil liberties.

About the Author:

TDF_ConradMBlack-Headshot-Resaved.jpgConrad Black is a Canadian-born British peer and former publisher of The London Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Jerusalem Post, and founder of Canada's National Post.

He is a graduate of Carleton (Ottawa), Laval (Quebec), and McGill (Montreal) universities and is an accomplished historian with a prolific body of work.

As an acclaimed author and biographer, Black has published comprehensive histories of Canada and the United States, authoritative biographies of Maurice Duplessis, and presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

Black is also a television and radio commentator and a sporadic participant in the current affairs programming of CNN, Fox News, CTV, CBC, BBC, and Radio Canada.

My Choice

The Ethical Case Against Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates

By: Julie Ponesse

my_choice_3d_book_cover.pngIn the fall of 2021, Dr. Julie Ponesse saw her academic career of 20 years fall apart after she refused to comply with a Canadian university's COVID vaccine mandate.

This is her account of the battle and its aftermath, written with passion and intelligence. But Dr. Ponesse's story travels beyond the personal and examines the ethical and philosophical dimensions of our pandemic response.

If there is anyone out there who feels alone in the struggle to preserve personal choice and freedom, this book offers some very human advice on how to move forward and makes it clear that your voice deserves to be heard.

About the Author: 

Julie_3_q_pic.pngDr. Julie Ponesse has a PhD in Philosophy (Western, 2008) with areas of specialization in ethics and ancient philosophy.

She has a Masters in Philosophy with Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Ethics from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

Dr. Ponesse has published in the areas of ancient philosophy, ethical theory, and applied ethics, and has taught at universities in Canada and the US for 20 years.

In the fall of 2021, Dr. Ponesse saw her academic career of 20 years fall apart after she refused to comply with a Canadian university's COVID vaccine mandate.

In response, Dr. Ponesse recorded a special video directed to her first-year ethics students. That video went viral. 

Since the release of that video, Dr. Ponesse joined The Democracy Fund as the Ethics Scholar focussing on educating the public on civil liberties. 

As of December 2022, Dr. Ponesse has resumed her private life and ended her term with The Democracy Fund.