A Montreal man accused of plotting a terrorist attack against a VIA Rail passenger train denounced the Canadian Criminal Code in a Toronto courtroom Wednesday during his second court appearance.
“This Criminal Code is not holy book,” Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, told the court as he stood in the prisoners’ box at Old City Hall.
After Justice of the Peace Susan Hilton cautioned him he was on the record and he spoke with duty counsel, Esseghaier continued to comment on his detention, saying the code could not be relied on.
“Only the Creator is perfect,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter in this court,” Hilton told him, before ordering his detention pending a next appearance on May 23.