RCMP investigating hate speech sparked by Colten Boushie case

By Canadian Press
April 6, 2017 - 12:48pm

RCMP say they're looking into laying hate-speech charges over racist comments made online about the Colten Boushie case.

RCMP say that Mounties have "looked into a number of instances of potential hate crimes" over the last few months in Saskatchewan.

No charges have yet been laid but a conviction of hate speech under the Criminal Code carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment.

A preliminary hearing is being held in North Battleford, Sask., to determine whether Gerald Stanley, 55, will stand trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Boushie, 22, last summer.

Boushie was killed while riding in an SUV that went onto a farm near Biggar, Sask. Another person in the SUV has said they were heading home to the Red Pheasant First Nation after an afternoon of swimming when they got a flat tire and sought help.

 

Stanley case will go to trial

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