Thursday, March 17, 2011

Neo-Nazi hearing declared

The Sheaf
March 17, 2011

Terrence Cecil Tremaine. Photograph by: Jana Pruden, Leader-Post

Terrence Tremaine, a former math and stats teacher at the University of Saskatchewan will go to trial on charges of promoting hatred.

Provincial Court Judge Bruce Henning made the decision March 11 to go to trial, though the case had been in and out of hearings since October 2009. The case will be held by a Court of Queen’s Bench.

In 2006, Tremaine founded the neo-Nazi National-Socialist Party of Canada, dedicated to white sovereignty. Some of their more inflammatory comments online included the statement, “Hitler was a lot nicer to the Jews than they deserved.”

Tremaine’s lawyer, Doug Christie, previously defended David Ahenakew, a First Nations Leader who also faced hate promotion charges. That case was thrown out.

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