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RCMP mulls hate speech charges over social media comments about Colten Boushie case
Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:50PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:25PM CST
RCMP say they’re looking into laying hate speech charges over comments made online about the Colten Boushie case.
RCMP said in a statement, “we can confirm that Saskatchewan RCMP has looked into a number of instances of potential hate crimes over the last few months in Saskatchewan. No charges have been laid under section 319 of the Criminal Code to date, but there are still investigations that are ongoing.”
Under the Criminal Code, if a person is charged with hate speech, they could face up to two years of imprisonment.
Boushie was killed on a farm near Biggar, Sask. in August 2016. Gerald Stanley has been charged with second-degree murder.
An RCMP cruiser is seen in this undated file photograph.