Need an Expert? Mike Ward’s Supreme Court victory

Posted on Friday, October 29, 2021

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Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:


David Robitaille (English and French)

Full Professor, Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section

David.Robitaille@uOttawa.ca 
 

“The Supreme Court of Canada’s very tight decision of 5 judges against 4 ruled in favour of Mike Ward. The court ruled the right to freedom of expression trumps the right to dignity as protected by the Quebec charter. A person's personal and subjective perception of what he or she finds offensive is not sufficient to limit freedom of expression; rather, the analysis must be based on objective criteria.”

 

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