Canadian Nationalist Party leader Travis Patron said Friday he is willing to fight assault charges laid against him by Regina police.

The federal party leader has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, and breaching a probation order.

The 28-year-old of Redvers, Saskatchewan, was arrested and charged following the early-morning incident on November 2. He appeared in court Tuesday.

Police were called to the 1900 block of Victoria Avenue around 2:27 AM CST for a report of an assault. Officers were told that two individuals — ages 33 and 43 — were attacked. Officers later spotted a man around 3:13 AM matching the description walking westbound on Victoria Avenue. Police say they asked to speak to the man, but the man declined.

Both victims were taken to local hospital. Police say no weapon was reportedly used in the altercation.

When reached by phone, Patron stated he would “simply be honest about it” and that there is “nothing else he can do about it right now”. He is scheduled to be back in court November 25th.

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Frank Davies

Frank Davies is a reporter and journalist covering Canadian politics and international relations for The Red Ensign.