Saskatchewan man charged over online threats against prime minister

He is scheduled to return to court June 1.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met one-on-one with Donald Trump Saturday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Sicily, where the USA president has been clashing with other leaders over climate change and free trade.

Mounties say New Brunswick RCMP notified the National Security Enforcement Section in March about alleged threats on social media, but there was no direct contact between the suspect and Trudeau.

The file was linked to Saskatchewan and an investigation was opened.

Hurrell was arrested without incident on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. after an RCMP traffic stop near Borden.

Police say several electronics were seized from a home in Borden, about 55 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

"This is the second charge of this nature laid within the past ten months".

"The two leaders also discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, including global security", said the statement.

Still, the encounter between Trudeau and the students went viral, catapulted into social media by headlines splashed around the world.

He is charged with one count, uttering threats.

He was fined $500 and placed on probation for nine months, which includes not being within 100 metres of Trudeau at any public event.

Trudeau has also sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, while at the G7. "We do not take these investigations lightly, no matter who the victim is".

  • Leroy Wright