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Ottawa man accused of fomenting hatred


This is a charge that must be approved by the Attorney General of Ontario, and that was June 13.

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The Ottawa Police Service’s Bias and Hate Crimes Unit has charged an Ottawa man with deliberately fomenting hatred in connection with a series of anti-Semitic posters that appeared in the city’s west end. .

Willful promotion of hatred, which carries a maximum prison sentence of two years, is a charge that must be approved by the Attorney General of Ontario.

The approval was issued on June 13 and police later charged 29-year-old Paul Koppe with willfully promoting hatred.

In December, Koppe was charged with 26 counts of hate-motivated mischief after anti-Semitic posters were plastered in public spaces in the city’s west end late last year.


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