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Canada will list the Proud Boys movement as a terrorist group

February 4, 2021 12:08 pm
Members of the Proud Boys march during a protest on December 12, 2020, in Washington, DC. [Source: CNN]

Canada has announced that the Proud Boys – a US fir right group – will be designated a terrorist entity along with 12 other groups.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says their violent actions and rhetoric are fueled by white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia and misogyny.

Government officials say the move will help Canada freeze the groups’ financial assets and criminalize financing, training and recruitment for all such groups.

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Last month, Canada’s Parliament unanimously passed a motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to designate the Proud Boys as a banned terrorist group.

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