Rise in threats against Justin Trudeau, say police

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Rise in threats against Justin Trudeau, say police


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There were 130 threats against Justin Trudeau from January to July this year

The number of threats against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has risen compared to the same period last year, Canadian police have warned.

Figures from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) show there were 130 threats against Mr Trudeau and ministers from January to July.

This is a jump from 100 threats made in the same period in 2019.

The RCMP report follows a number of security incidents targeting federal officials in the country.

In July, an armed suspect was arrested for breaching the entrance of the estate where Mr Trudeau lives.

Mr Trudeau and his family, who are currently living at a cottage on the Rideau Hall estate while the prime minister’s official residence is being renovated, were not at home at the time of the incident.

Other incidents include attempted attacks on Governor General Julie Payette – the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II – who resides at the same estate as Mr Trudeau, and more recently, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna.

Footage posted on social media showed a man shouting insults and

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