Conviction in Sask. Trudeau online threat case a rarity, says law prof.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media prior to heading to a lecture hall to take questions from the public at the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon on Jan. 25, 2017. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

By Alec Salloumm, CBC News, February 16, 2017 

Christopher Hayes of Grayson, Sask., posted comments about prime minister on Facebook

That a Saskatchewan man was convicted of uttering threats against the prime minister on Facebook is a rarity, says a law professor.

Earlier this week, 41-year-old Christopher Hayes of Grayson, Sask., was found guilty of uttering threats due to two posts referring to Justin Trudeau that were filled with profanity and vitriol.

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