Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was joined by advocacy groups to discuss the growing threat of white supremacy in Canada and the danger it has brought to communities from coast to coast to coast.
Canada has seen a 200% increase in active hate groups in the last five years, making families feel unsafe in their communities. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals must do more to tackle online hate and dismantle white supremacist and neo-nazi groups in Canada.
“Hate and far-right ideology spread like fire online and Justin Trudeau has been slow to tackle this issue,” said Singh. “People need to feel safe in their towns, workplaces, schools and online. We are often told that white supremacy and racism exist only in the United States. This is misleading. Far-right extremist groups are operating across Canada, right now. Trudeau’s Liberals cannot sit on the sideline, they must act immediately to counter hate groups wherever they are.”
In 2015, according to counter-terrorism experts in Canada, we had 100 alt-right or white supremacist groups operating in Canada. Now, we have over 300. As the number of alt-right and neo-Nazi groups grow in Canada, we now know that without action today, it will simply be a matter of time before the next attack against people.