The man who accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of throwing gravel during a campaign stop in St. Thomas, Ont., London, Ont., made a brief court appearance Wednesday before the case ran for five weeks.
The case centers around a campaign stop Trudeau made during the latest federal election at the London Brewing Co-operative, a microbrewery in the city’s Old East Village neighborhood.
Police say gravel was thrown at Trudeau when he was boarding his campaign bus at around 6 pm on September 6. He did not suffer any injuries during the incident.
A few days later, London Police announced that they had charged Shane Marshall, 25, of assault with a weapon.
Marshall was president of the People’s Party of Canada Riding Association in Elgin-Middlesex-London, but was fired after allegations of his involvement in a gravel-throwing incident surfaced.
On Wednesday, Marshall called for a virtual appearance at a London courthouse, marking his second court appearance on the matter.
After being given time to speak with the duty attorney, the duty attorney informed the court that Marshall wanted time to obtain disclosures related to his case and to retain an attorney.
The court ordered a five-week adjournment, giving Marshall a scheduled return date of November 10.