Supremes to hear Mike Ward’s appeal

Mike Ward, ordered last year to pay $35K in damages to Jérémy Gabriel for mocking him in his comedy routine, will have his appeal heard by the Supreme Court. He’ll be standing on freedom of speech; the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal backed up by the Court of Appeal held that Ward had violated Gabriel’s rights. It’s an important decision: can we be penalized for saying things that are in poor taste?