Crime

Laval, Quebec man charged for posting threats on social media; ” Mr. Boutin allegedly called for the death of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wished for the eradication of immigrants”


Montréal, Quebec – As a result of an investigation by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), Pierre-Paul Boutin, a 40-year-old individual from Laval, is being charged today for posting threats on social media.

The investigation began in January, after a member of the public reported threatening comments that Mr. Boutin had posted online. Among other things, Mr. Boutin allegedly called for the death of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wished for the eradication of immigrants.

INSET police officers arrested him on February 11, and executed a search warrant in his residence.

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Based on the analysis of the evidence gathered during the operation, the following charges can be laid under the Criminal Code:

Uttering threats

Public incitement of hatred

Pierre-Paul Boutin is appearing today at the Laval courthouse.

Public appeal

The RCMP takes seriously any threats that can affect one’s sense of security. Violent statements will not be tolerated, whether made on social media or through any other means of communication. Perpetrators may face criminal charges involving significant sentences. Such incidents must be reported if we are to combat this type of crime.

Do you have information on the illegal activities of individuals or groups of individuals? Contact the RCMP at 514-939-8300/1-800-771-5401 or your local police service.

Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET)

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