Kevin "No Show" Goudreau may finally be facing the consequences years of making online threats. Today he was served by Peterborough Police with a summons to appear this morning for a peace bond hearing in Ottawa on June 25th.
The peace bond is reference to these posts in which he threatened yours truly and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) as well as journalists and occurred in the aftermath of the Christchurch murders that Goudreau references directly:
Goudreau later denied making the threats and claimed he was going to sue those who collected the screen shots:
CAHN, or will, be releasing the following in response to the news:
A neo-Nazi counselled people to murder us but we won't be intimidated.
We're bringing a court application in Ottawa to hold Peterborough neo-Nazi Kevin Goudreau accountable for his threats.
In the wake of the tragic events in Christchurch where a terrorist murdered 51 Muslim men, women, and children, Peterborough neo-Nazi Kevin Goudreau posted online that we were in a state of Racial Holy War and counselled readers to attack "priority targets" such as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), human rights commissions, reporters with the CBC, VICE, and the National Post, and those of us here at the Canadian Anti-Hate Network. Goudreau suggested people shoot victims twice in the brain "because some people survive a bullet to the head".
We believe in the rule of law and reported Goudreau counselling murder immediately to the Peterborough Police Service as we've done at least 4-times for his online threats over the past 10-years. Bravo to all of you who did the same. As in the previous cases, however, the criminal justice system failed and police announced that after consultation with prosecutors, no charges would be laid.
But we won't be intimidated. We've brought a court application to have a 'peace bond' (link to https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/victims-victimes/factsheets-fiches/peace-paix.html) issued against Kevin Goudreau under the Criminal Code that would require him to obey conditions for the next year such as stopping his online threats and incitement to violence and surrendering any firearms or other weapons he may have.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that anti-racism advocates have used this self-help remedy to deal with threats of violence from those involved in the white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements in Canada.
Here at CAHN, we're standing up because it's more important than ever to continue the fight against the politics of hate.
The threats made by Goudreau are really just the more recent of a very, very, long list of online threats going back more than a decade and which ARC has dutifully documented. That list includes but isn't limited to the following:
As per his posts on the far-right social media platform of choice these days (he has been booted from Facebook) Gab as well as his own blog, it would seem that "No Show" Goudreau hasn't grasped the seriousness of the situation that he is in:
I mean.... Goudreau does know he's posted videos too, right? And that ARC and others have saved them?
In any case ARC will provide more information when we learn more.