The man who admitted to taking nine people hostage in the Workers' Compensation Board building two years ago will serve just over six more years behind bars.

Patrick Clayton was sentenced Tuesday afternoon, to a total eleven years in custody, when the two-for-one credit for time already served is factored in, Clayton will spend another six years and ten months behind bars.

As he gave his decision, Justice Sterling Sanderman called Clayton's actions in October 2009 ‘reckless', and said the ten-hour standoff was ‘patently dangerous conduct that engendered fear in the minds of his hostages'.

Justice Sanderman said he considered Clayton's guilty plea to three of the 18 charges laid against him as he came up with the sentence, stating ‘substantial credit must be given for taking public responsibility'.

The judge said he also considered Clayton's remorse for the events of that day in his decision.

However, Justice Sanderman also said he'd found Clayton still unjustly blames the WCB for his problems, and that he involved people who had nothing to do with those problems in his actions.

"They were truly innocent, and they were the ones harmed," Sanderman said, referring to the hostages.

The sentence is only three years less than what the Crown asked for.

"There's a message sent by the significant sentence that this is not an appropriate way to handle those types of grievances," Crown Prosecutor Lisa Tchir said.

Sanderman also made a special order in his sentence, that Clayton must serve at least three years and five months, or half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

With files from David Ewasuk