The psychiatric evaluation of Richard Henry Bain was postponed until the new year Monday after the court was informed he refused to cooperate with a doctor at Montreal's Pinal Institute who addressed him in French. Another doctor will evaluate him, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Bain faces 16 charges in connection with a shooting Sept. 5 at a Parti Quebecois victory rally, at which technician Denis Blanchette was killed and a colleague seriously injured.
Bain told the court Monday he was a "Christian soldier" and that Canadians would not surrender to "evil separatists."
The initial evaluation was ordered at a hearing 10 days ago, when Bain interrupted the proceedings with outbursts, the CBC said.
His court-appointed lawyer, Elfriede Duclervil, said it was next to impossible to build a successful defense for he client because he does not answer her questions rationally.