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Online hate speech could result in attacks on politicians, MP Angus warns

A Canadian politician could end up being physically attacked or killed if nothing more is done to deal with the rise in hateful comments online, NDP MP Charlie Angus warned today.

Speaking during a panel discussion, Angus said incidents like the security incident outside the prime minister’s residence last summer, an attempt by a citizen to “arrest” NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in September and the murder of British MP Jo Cox in 2016 are things he never dreamed were possible when he first ran for office.