According to a story on the CBC’s website, people have been threatening Andre Cornellier and his family:
Graham said he is speaking on behalf of the union instead of Cornellier in order to take some of the attention away from Cornellier, who has received some “significant threats” against himself and his family. Police have been called to investigate the matter, Graham said. In the meantime, Cornellier is concentrating on the business of administering the strike, he said.
I can understand people’s frustration with the situation and I certainly don’t support ATU 279′s position, but threatening the union boss or any of the strikers is taking things too far. Threatening the union boss’ family is so far over the line of acceptable behaviour that you need a telescope to even see it. Let’s keep the protests civil.
Hopefully, the person or persons who did this will be found, charged, convicted and do some jail time.