Man jailed for phone threats to PM left name and number

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Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:45 AM ET

CALGARY -- Leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper a threatening voice mail -- which included a return name and number -- has landed a Calgary resident the equivalent of a six-month jail term.

And Daniel Evans was also placed on probation for a year Wednesday, after pleading guilty to a March 12 charge of uttering threats.

Crown attorney Steve Johnston told Judge Joanne Durant that Evans left the threatening message on Harper's constituency office phone.

In it, a drunken Evans asks -- in often vulgar language -- to have Harper call him back.

"If you can get the dickweed to phone me I'd like to tell him I'll straighten our government out," Johnston quoted from a transcript of Evans' call.

"You guys suck," Evans said. "I'm not a voting P.C. no more."

But after expressing his political displeasure, Evans became threatening, Johnston told Durant.

"Phone me back otherwise somebody needs to shoot the motherf---er in the head and I mean Harper and I'm willin' to do it," he said. "I'll buy a silencer and blow (his) head off myself.

"Nobody in Canada wants to try and do it well, do you remember J.F. Kennedy in the States, well that can happen to Harper," he said of the assassinated U.S. president.

Evans then reiterated his wish to speak to Harper directly.

"If he doesn't ... answer me and straighten up his act I'm gonna put a bullet through the prime minister's head," he said.


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