The man accused of attacking Fredericton's member of Parliament on the weekend was on his way to Andy Scott's office to put up posters against same-sex marriage.

That's according to Terrance Allen Curtis' wife, Corinne. She told reporters outside the courthouse in Fredericton on Monday her husband doesn't believe that same-sex unions should be called marriage.

Curtis, 48, appeared in court Monday, electing trial by judge and jury. He faces two indictable offences including assault and uttering threats, and two summary charges of damage and theft. He is being held in custody until another court appearance Friday.

  • From November 24, 2003: Suspect faces four charges in MP attack
  • MP Andy Scott was attacked Saturday morning in his office on Carleton Street. He suffered scrapes and bruises.

    Scott has been advised not to talk about the case while it is before the courts.