Pebbles thrown at Justin Trudeau: the People’s Party suspends one of its leaders | Elections Canada 2021

The People’s Party of Canada (PPC), led by Maxime Bernier, has sacked its riding association president in Elgin-Middlesex-London, Ontario, over allegations he threw gravel at Justin Trudeau earlier this week.

The allegations date back to last Sunday, when the Liberal leader was escorted by his bodyguards to his bus amid the boos of protesters and a shower of stones, after a campaign event.

The spokesperson for PPC, Martin Masse, confirms that his riding association president Shane Marshall has been fired, because of the allegations.

The Party did not comment further, nor did its local candidate, Chelsea Hillier.

Mr. Marshall did not comment either.

The latter is anti-confinement and frequents white supremacist circles, according to Peter Smith of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, which specializes in investigating hate crimes.

London police have also opened an investigation into the stones thrown at Mr. Trudeau. The latter was not injured.

With information provided by CBC News

Janelle B. Smith

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