The rates of hate crimes per 100,000 people went up in Calgary and in some of the fast-growing areas of B.C.’s Lower Mainland and the Toronto area.
One message calls for violence against Syrians and mosques and reads: “Syrians go home and die.”
Another targets the Prime Minister: “Kill the traitor Trudeau.”
He was detained after failing to comply with a request by police to move on under the powers of a dispersal order.
He was further arrested on suspicion of religious or racial harassment.
Police said about 15 people were treated for exposure to the spray and they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
German authorities, meanwhile, have reached a deal with Facebook, Google and Twitter to get tougher on offensive content, with the outlets agreeing to apply domestic laws, rather than their own corporate policies, to reviews of posts.
In Sweden, it could result in death. Two teenage Muslim refugees from Morocco—aged 16 and 19—in Sweden beat a gay man to death.
The attacks on Saturday were the latest increase in hate crimes against asylum seekers in Germany. According to police data, the number of arson attacks on refugee shelters has exceeded 800 this year, significantly up on the previous year.
If presidential hopeful Le Pen is found guilty of “disseminating violent images,” she could face up to five years in prison and a 75,000 euro fine.
There has been a spate of concerning anti-Muslim hate crimes in Canada over the last number of months in the wake of a heated national election campaign.