TORONTO - An Independent federal election candidate in Sudbury, Ont., is the focus of a second hate crime investigation.

Toronto police say they're investigating "a threatening occurrence" after comments made by David Popescu to the spokeswoman of a gay rights group on a Toronto radio show on Oct. 2.

Sudbury police are also investigating Popescu for allegedly telling a group of local high school students on Sept. 30 that gays should be executed.

In the Toronto incident, Popescu was asked by radio host John Oakley whether Helen Kennedy, executive director of Egale Canada, should be executed.

Kennedy says Popescu responded "yes."

She has since filed a complaint with Toronto police to determine if the comments amount to an offence under Canada's hate crime legislation.