We Say: To Jail At This Time

One of the men responsible forthe May firebombing of an Ottawa Royal Bank branchhas been sentenced.

Roger Clement, 58, will bespending the next 3 and a half years behind bars.The crown had been arguing for 5 or 6.

Clement said during his sentencing hearing on Monday that the firebombing was a protest against the bank’s connections to the Alberta oilsands and the Vancouver Olympics.

Clement poured gasoline in front of the bank’s ATM machines while his accomplices ignited the fuel with a Molotov cocktail before running off.

No one was injured in the fire, which caused an estimated $1.6 million in damage.

Clement expressed regret over the incident during the first day of his sentencing hearing on Monday.

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