Hurren breached the gates of Rideau Hall while armed with a weapon, and told police he wanted to ‘arrest’ the Prime Minister.
Corey Hurren, the Manitoba man & Canadian Ranger who breached the gates of Rideau Hall while armed with a weapon, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
He has already spent a year in custody, so he will serve an additional five in prison.
In court, the judge said “This was an armed aggression against the government which must be denounced in the strongest terms. Corey Hurren committed a politically motivated, armed assault intended to intimidate Canada’s elected government.”
Hurren had told authorities he wanted to arrest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in what he considered would be a “turning point.”
The Crown had sought a six year sentence, while Hurren’s lawyer had sought a three year sentence.
While criticism of the government is necessary and beneficial to a free society, Hurren’s actions went far beyond that and must be condemned as antithetical to democracy.