2021 Trial date set for man accused of throwing gravel at Trudeau in London, Ontario Pipa News

2021 Trial date set for man accused of throwing gravel at Trudeau in London, Ontario

A former People’s Party of Canada staff member accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of throwing gravel during a campaign stop in 2021, set for trial in March in London, Ont.

Shane Marshall, 25, of St Thomas, Ont., was charged by London police with a weapon attack after a Liberal Party leader was pelted with stones while on his campaign bus during the federal election on September 6, 2021 had boarded.

His trial has been scheduled for March 7 and is expected to last for a day.

Marshall’s lawyer Phil Miller has indicated that he intends to call the prime minister as a witness.

Following Marshall’s arrest, a PPC spokesman said he had been removed as president of the Elgin-Middlesex-London Riding Association.

Martin Massey said in an email that Marshall’s firing was due to allegations that he threw stones at Trudeau.

CBC News has reached out to the Prime Minister’s Office, Miller and Marshall, for comment.

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