Peter Charles Ramsay pleaded guilty to a single count of uttering a death threat Thursday in Summerside provincial court.
The court heard that the 54-year-old, who had been dealing with the Human Rights Commission on a matter between he and his employer, called the office on Nov. 12, frustrated that no decision in his case had been made.
Ramsay became increasingly upset and ended up telling the woman on the other end of the phone he was going to take a shotgun into the office and “blow some brains out.”
The woman called Summerside police, who then went to Ramsay’s home. He admitted to making the call and the threat.
Defence attorney Trish Cheverie said Ramsay and his employer of 34 years had an issue that had gone to arbitration. Issues regarding his pension and a Worker’s Compensation claim were “up in the air.”
As a result, she explained, Ramsay’s income was impacted. That, coupled with the death of his father, had put a great strain on her client.
She said Ramsay was co-operative with police and chose “the wrong words to express the way he was feeling.”
Cheverie asked that probation with terms for counselling be imposed, to which
Judge Jeff Lantz agreed and suspended the passing of sentence.
Ramsay is prohibited from owning or possessing weapons for three years and must write a letter of apology to the employee of the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission.