Southern Alberta man accused of promoting hatred pleads not guilty
|Toronto Star 09 Oct 2019 at 18:52|
MEDICINE HAT, ALTA.â€”A southern Alberta man charged with a hate crime and numerous firearms offences has pleaded not guilty.
Loki Hulgaard appeared with his lawyer today in Medicine Hat provincial court, where Hulgaard elected to be tried by a judge alone.
Hulgaard was charged in August 2018 with inciting hatred after attempting to spend currency with anti-Semitic slogans on it at a Medicine Hat grocery store.
A police search of his home found four guns â€” two of which had their serial numbers scratched off â€” three over-capacity magazines and 1,200 rounds of ammunition, as well as hate literature.
The Crown changed the charge in January to wilfully promoting hatred.
Hulgaardâ€™s next court appearance is set for Oct. 30 at which time a trial date is likely to be set.