Pierre Dion, guilty of inciting hatred, will spend 30 days in prison intermittently
Monday, June 11, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The “troll” Pierre Dion, a resident of Terrebonne, Quebec , was sentenced to 30 days in prison Tuesday by Judge Gilles Garneau of the Court of Quebec, ignoring the recommendations of lawyers.
The 49-year-old man was convicted on May 22 of inciting hatred for making racist and hateful remarks about Muslims in two videos posted on YouTube on the second anniversary of the killing of Muslims. the Great Mosque of Quebec.
He praised among others, Alexandre Bissonnette, on January 28 and 29 of the author of this slaughter, describing the Muslims as “disturbed” who “brew the marde”. He also urged Canadians to “bring Muslims out of the country.”
The magistrate said he did not believe the accused's excuses, described his crime and his remarks as “heinous” and reminded him that he was wrong to believe that “his freedom of expression was without limit. “
The judge thus made a point of sending a clear message to all those who would be tempted to propagate offensive remarks on the social networks.
The court however chose the incarceration, but in a discontinuous way, so that Pierre Dion will be able to serve his sentence one day a week starting June 21.