I note a small item in a recent Advocate stating that a man in Saskatchewan has been detained and will appear in court on charges of uttering threats against Justin Trudeau on social media. The RCMP have evidently been on top of this for some time.
I seem to recall seeing some extremely violent threats on social media shortly after Alberta elected our current premier. They had names attached in some cases, not just cover names – and were indeed shocking threats of physical harm to Ms. Notley. All I saw or heard about that afterwards was something about her security people would be looking into it. Nothing since.
Sort of makes me wonder how come? Where is Alberta’s action to get to the bottom of these perfectly obvious and public threats? If people can put such stuff out on social media with impunity, there are always those who might just act on such statements, as has happened in the past.
I really would appreciate learning that Alberta’s security is at least as diligent as Saskatchewan’s, especially when it comes to our leaders. They are “out there” in public constantly; and we do not become a police state when we provide the essential protection and security our elected representatives deserve.
Bonnie Denhaan, Red Deer