One-year sentence for Sask. man convicted of hate speech against Jews

The former leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party has been handed a one-year sentence after he called for the genocide of Jewish people in a video posted on the party’s website and social media accounts last year.

Travis Patron, who founded the now-defunct party, was convicted of hate speech earlier this month following a trial by jury in Estevan, Sask.

Justice Neil Robertson of the Court of King’s Bench accepted the Crown’s recommendation that the 31-year-old serve one year behind bars.

Patron represented himself, staying silent during the sentencing hearing, including when the judge asked if he had remorse.

He was also placed on one-year probation, which includes a ban on posting about Jewish people on the Internet.

Because he’s been in jail since his arrest last year, Patron was credited for time-served, leaving him 168 days left to serve on his sentence.

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