The Proud Boys group has been declared a “terrorist group” by the Canadian federal government along with 12 “terrorist entities,” folowing a push by far-left New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh.
The Justin Trudeau-led Liberal government stated it would be adding a total of 13 groups, which could see criminal sanctions and asset freezes of anyone associated with the groups.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair stated the Proud Boys, neo-Nazi groups ‘Atomwaffen Division,’ ‘The Base’ and others will now be considered terrorist groups. In the terror list, there is also several Al-Qaeda affiliated groups and Islamic State-affiliated groups.
In the terror list, there is also several Al-Qaeda affiliated groups and Islamic State-affiliated groups.
Violent extremism has no place in Canada. Today, we announced that 13 additional groups have met the threshold to be listed as terrorist entities in Canada. These additions include four groups whose violent extremism is motivated by hateful ideologies. pic.twitter.com/scg3ljJuVP
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) February 3, 2021
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