Man charged with mischief after mosque vandalism
MONTREAL — A Montreal man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of mischief in connection with vandalism at a local mosque. Sylvain Gingras, 50, has been ordered held for 30 days so he can have a psychiatric evaluation to determine criminal responsibility. A window at the Khadijah centre was smashed and the mosque had eggs thrown at it on Feb. 2. That was the same day as a funeral in Montreal for three of the six victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting. The charge filed by the Crown is a summary offence for mischief in connection with the broken window and is not a charge of mischief against a place of worship, as recommended by investigators.