Man who threatened Alison Redford and her daughter in court

The trial for a man accused of threatening Alison Redford while she was the premier of Alberta got underway today.

Dakota Hart facing 6 threats charges over emails and social media posts

Dakota Hart is in court over threats he made targeting former Alberta premier Alison Redford, her daughter and an Alberta Justice lawyer, as well as Hart's former partner. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

The trial for a man accused of threatening Alison Redford while she was the premier of Alberta got underway in Calgary today.

Dakota Hart faces six threats charges for emails and social media posts he made in 2012.

Hart was in the middle of a bitter custody dispute and break up when he allegedly threatened Redford, her daughter, an Alberta Justice lawyer and his former partner, among others.

On June 19, 2012, a threatening email was sent to Alberta Justice, the prime minister, governor general and several media outlets, including the CBC.

Part of the text reads "F--k this nazi failed process. Redford you and your daughter will f--king pay."

Another email to an employee of the provincial government reads, "Next time I see you in court I'm going to attack you and try to kill you."

Two witnesses in court Tuesday identified the sender's email addresses as belonging to Hart.

The trial is set to last all week. Redford will not be called as a witness.