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Bracebridge Man Sentenced for Hate-Motivated Crimes

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Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (CTV News)

January 25, 2024

TORONTO – Following B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy, an Ontario court has sentenced hatemonger Joseph Huber to seven months of jailtime, followed by three years of supervised probation.

Huber, of Bracebridge, Ont., was initially charged last year after he sent antisemitic hate mail to B’nai Brith, which included swastikas, images of Adolf Hitler and calls for a second Holocaust. He also sent offensive letters to former Canadian Senator Linda Frum, who is Jewish, while she was still serving in the Senate.

In April 2022, Huber pleaded guilty to all four counts laid against him —two counts of criminal harassment and two counts of impersonation with intent. Today’s sentencing marks the culmination of B’nai Brith’s two-year campaign to bring Huber to justice.

A strong sentence was important. Our hope is that it will serve as a deterrent to those considering harassment of Jews via hateful correspondence. The court has taken a definitive stance: there is no place for hate in Canada.

Richard Robertson, B’nai Brith Canada’s Director of Research and Advocacy, also applauded the court’s decision.

“We are grateful to the Crown for prosecuting this case and advocating for a suitable sentence,” Robertson said. “Huber has been removed as a threat to this country’s Jewish population and to Canadian society at large.”