A notorious protester convicted of wilfully promoting hatred against Muslims and criminally harassing a Muslim man and his family was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail.

Eric Brazau handed out a flyer that "vilified Muslims and disparages their religion," Ontario court Judge S. Ford Clements said in February, when he found Brazau guilty.

The case was far from being on the borderline between "rough and tumble debate" and hate speech, as Brazau had argued, Clements said in a College Park courtroom.

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