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The joke that made it to the Supreme Court of Canada

The joke that made it to the Supreme Court of Canada

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Length: 0:21:10
Uploaded: 17 Feb, 2021

Recording Date: 16 Feb, 2021
Recording Location: Toronto
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Language: English
Topical for: 1 Week
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Program Title: The joke that made it to the Supreme Court of Canada
Description: More than a decade ago, comedian Mike Ward told a joke about a disabled young singer named Jérémy Gabriel.

The repercussions of this joke turned into a lengthy legal battle between the two, and led to a hearing at the Supreme Court of Canada this week.

Today on Front Burner, Marie-Danielle Smith from Maclean's magazine, walks us through how this case ended up at Canada's top court and how it has sparked a debate over freedom of speech and marginalized people in this country.

Host(s): Jaime Poisson
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