As readers will know, Guy Earle is the Toronto-based comedian who has been charged with the legal offence of making un-funny jokes in Vancouver. The charges of un-funniness -- which the B.C. Human Rights Code calls 'discriminatory publication' -- came after Earle's rough response to some drunk, rude hecklers in a Vancouver night club last year. The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that there was enough substance to the charges that Earle must stand trial.
No, no, no. Discriminatory publication is section 7 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, the section Steyn was charged under. Earle is being charged under section 8, which covers "Discrimination in accommodation, service and facility". That's the section you might use to lay a charge against an agent of a restaurant/club for treating certain customers of said restaurant/club like crap based on their sexual orientation. It doesn't have much to do with free speech at all.
Honestly, Ezra links to the case documents, but apparently doesn't read them. Apparently doesn't expect his readers to either.
And it also looks like he's down to raising cash by flogging women's underwear from barenecessities. Whatever it takes to pay the legal bills, I suppose.