Ottawa man charged with hate speech

It’s a charge that must be approved by the Ontario Attorney General, which was on June 13.

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The Ottawa Police Department’s Hate and Bias Crime Service has charged an Ottawa man with deliberately promoting hate in connection with a series of anti-Semitic posters that appeared in the west of the city.

Intentionally promoting hate, which carries a maximum jail term of two years, is a charge that must be approved by the Ontario Attorney General.

The approval was delivered on June 13, and police subsequently accused Paul Koppe, 29, of intentionally promoting hate.

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

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