12/11/2015 06:24 EST | Updated 12/11/2015 06:59 EST

Threats Against Rachel Notley Must Stop: Brian Jean

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EDMONTON — The leader of Alberta's Opposition Wildrose party is calling on people to stop making violent and hateful threats against its political opponents.

Brian Jean's statement refers to messages posted on social media against Premier Rachel Notley and members of her NDP government following the passage of new farm safety legislation.

Jean says on Facebook that these kinds of comments cross all bounds of respect and decency and have absolutely no place in our political discourse.

He says he won't hesitate to forward criminal threats to the authorities.

RCMP say they have not received any request to investigate the threats.

The government declined comment Friday, but on Thursday Notley said the threats are from a very small group of people who have taken their opposition too far.

Hi friends,Over the last few days, I’ve seen far too many hateful and even violent social media posts directed towards...

Posted by Brian Jean on Friday, 11 December 2015

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