Supreme Court declines to hear Ezra Levant appeal of libel charge - 2017-06-08

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F0.png Supreme Court declines to hear Ezra Levant appeal of libel charge June 8, 2017, Beatrice Britneff, iPolitics

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 said Awan was "finally and fully vindicated" when the Supreme Court announced it had refused to hear the case.

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{{cite news | first = Beatrice | last = Britneff | author2 = Leslie Mackinnon | title = Supreme Court declines to hear Ezra Levant appeal of libel charge | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2017/06/08/supreme-court-declines-to-hear-ezra-levant-appeal-of-libel-charge/ | work = iPolitics | date = June 8, 2017 | accessdate = July 28, 2019 }}