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“Comedy is not a crime”: Comic takes free speech fight to Supreme Court

Comedian Mike Ward, who was fined $42,000 by Quebec's human rights tribunal for making jokes about a disabled singer, is refusing to pay.

Comedian Mike Ward, who was fined $42,000 by Quebec’s human rights tribunal for making jokes about a disabled singer, is refusing to pay.

After a Quebec appellate court upheld the fine, Ward is vowing to take his case to the Supreme Court, arguing that no government tribunal or court has the right to penalize comedians for telling jokes, however distasteful people may find them.

True North’s Andrew Lawton weighs in.

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