Musings —06.08.2017 11:42 AM—
I wonder: are the Supremes now anti-Semitic, too, “rebels”?
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a request to hear an appeal of a lower-court libel ruling against right-wing commentator and self-described provocateur Ezra Levant.
The plaintiff in the case was Khurrum Awan, a lawyer based in Saskatchewan who successfully sued Levant for defamatory comments.
Levant, founder of Rebel Media, was ordered to pay $80,000 in damages and remove the libelous material about Awan from his personal website – a decision the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld in January this year.
In an email to iPolitics Thursday, Awan’s lawyer Brian Shiller said Awan was “finally and fully vindicated.”