I’ll share the judge’s decision. You have to hear it.
Judge Sharek has ordered Bews to pay Sheila $1,000. That’s pretty normal, in civil court cases, for one punch.
Then the judge did something very unusual:
He awarded Sheila another $2,500 for punitive damages.
But the judge had one more thing to say, about Sheila as a journalist.You’d think other media would say this, or journalistic organizations, or women’s organizations. But they won’t.
“The fundamental freedom of the media as provided for in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that the media shall have the freedom to report and provide opinion with respect to such public events as the 2017 Women’s March. To seek to curtail the media’s right to report and opine on the event, such as the Defendant Bews did here, was unacceptable…”
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