In the wake of the New Zealand white supremacist terrorist attack that left 50 people dead, it’s worth taking a moment to examine the influence of the far-right in Canada
Where we stand
- Hate crimes rising: Reported hate crimes in 2017 rose by 50% to an all-time high, mostly against Muslims.
- Armed militia groups: Armed militias like the “Three Percenters” are sprouting up across the country at an alarming rate. Vice reported that Attomwofen, an armed neo-Nazi terror, has a presence in Canada.
- Increasing far-right terrorist attacks: The Quebec City Mosque shooter, the Toronto van attacker and the Moncton shooter all subscribed to far-right ideology.