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Mike Ward is a Canadian comedian. He performs comedy in both French and English.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Michael John Ward was born on September 14, 1973 (age 48 years) in Quebec City, Canada. His parents are of Canadian-French descent.
Ward has appeared on television doing stand-up in 20 countries; airing throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and North America. He is a frequent guest of the Anthony Cumia Show podcast. Ward hosts two podcasts: 2 Drink Minimum with comedian Pantelis on Compound Media and Mike Ward sous écoute.
Mike Ward has been the subject of controversy. At Jean-Marc Parent’s 2008 Just for Laughs French gala, he made a joke about Revenu Québec, in which he mentioned Cédrika Provencher, a young girl who had been abducted in 2007 in Quebec and whose remains were found in December 2015.
Mocking of Jérémy Gabriel
Between 2010 and 2013, Mike Ward performed a comedy routine about Jérémy Gabriel, a young disabled singer with Treacher Collins syndrome. Ward mocked Gabriel’s appearance, his illness and his abilities as a singer and joked about trying to kill him by drowning him. Gabriel was repeatedly bullied at school and became suicidal.
Gabriel’s parents filed a complaint with the Quebec human rights commission, and the commission brought the case in front of Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal seeking $80,000 in damages from Ward.
On July 20, 2016, he was ordered to pay $42,000 ($35,000 to Jérémy, $7,000 to his mother). Ward’s lawyer, Julius Grey, appealed the decision, and the decision was upheld by appellate court judges on November 28, 2019, but dropped the fee initially ordered to be paid to the mother.
In February 2021, Ward appealed the fine to the Supreme Court of Canada.
On October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that comedian Mike Ward had the right to make fun of Jeremy Gabriel, the decision was based on a 5 – 4 split decision.
The case pitted the comedian against the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, which had succeeded in obtaining $35,000 in damages for Gabriel from the Quebec Court of Appeal.
The Supreme Court allowed Ward’s appeal and overturned the lower court’s decision. Justice Rosalie Abella, now retired, and her colleagues Nicolas Kasirer, Sheilah Martin and Andromache Karakatsanis were the dissenting judges.
The majority decision was written by two Quebec judges of the country’s highest court: Chief Justice Richard Wagner and Justice Suzanne Côté.
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They point out that the issue here was whether there was discrimination under the Quebec Charter, not whether there was defamation.
“The question is whether a reasonable person, informed of the relevant circumstances and context, would consider that the remarks about Mr Gabriel incite contempt for him or his humanity on a prohibited ground of discrimination. The next question is whether such a reasonable person would consider that, in context, the words could reasonably be expected to lead to the discriminatory treatment of Mr Gabriel.
In our view, the remarks made by Mr Ward do not meet either of these requirements,” said the decision, which was also endorsed by Justices Michael Moldaver, Russell Brown and Malcolm Rowe.
Mike Ward is currently single and not married, His wife or girlfriend is unknown to the public, according to a close friend, Mike Ward is keeping his relationship private. However. in 2016, Mike Ward won Comedic artist of the year during the Canadian Comedy Awards. He was also the Comedian of the year Les Oliver Awards for 2016 and 2019.
Mike Ward net worth
How much is Mike Ward worth? Mike Ward net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a comedian. Ward successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. Mike Ward is one of the influential comedians in Canada.