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Terror Charges For Online Threats Made By Ottawa Man

By Adam Riley Jan 3, 2023 | 5:11 PM

An RCMP cruiser. Image: staff photo

An Ottawa man is facing terrorism charges after he made several threats on social media.

Those threats, issued on Twitter, targeted Parliament Hill, the Department of National Defense, and both the American and Chinese embassies. Those threats were directed at both the physical structures and staff members.

The RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) was made aware of the threats on November 8th of last year.


“All threats to the public are taken seriously, including tweets on social media. This file demonstrates how communication between departments plays a key role in keeping our communities safe”

– Staff Sergeant Pascal Herbert, Acting Operations Officer Ottawa INSET

The accused, 19 year old Daniel Houde faces the following charges:

  • Terrorist Hoax contrary to sec. 83.231(1) of the Criminal Code (x4)
  • Knowingly utter a threat to cause death or bodily harm to a person, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. (x4), and
  • Knowingly utter a threat to burn, destroy and damage real property, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. (x4)

He had been taken into custody on November 10th, but released on conditions.

Houde will appear in court again on January 18th.


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