The Canadian Anti-Hate Community (CAHN) says threats towards its chairperson and director led to the arrest of “helmet man” Chris Vanderweide.

Posts from a personal Fb group obtained by CBC Information seem to indicate Vanderweide threatening Bernie Farber, CAHN chair, and Evan Balgord, CAHN government director.

Richard Warman, an Ottawa-based human rights lawyer and CAHN board member, contacted Hamilton Police Companies (HPS).  CAHN says HPS declined to pursue the matter and wouldn’t remark additional. 

The community then despatched its considerations to York Regional Police (YRP). Officers arrested Vanderweide on Sunday. Vanderweide is now going through a cost for uttering threats and one other cost for breaching probation.

YRP additionally didn’t touch upon the matter, however confirmed the threats have been made on-line.

The 29-year-old Kitchener man was held in custody, launched on bail and is scheduled to look within the Ontario Courtroom of Justice in Newmarket on Nov. 23.

His probation, which included an order to maintain the peace, was a results of him pleading responsible to assault with a weapon after violence at a 2019 Satisfaction competition in Hamilton. Video from the occasion confirmed him hitting two folks within the face with a helmet.


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