Bloomberg News reports:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government became the first in the world to label the Proud Boys a terrorist group in the aftermath of the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Canadian public safety authorities also banned three other far-right groups it described as “white supremacist” on Wednesday: Atomwaffen Division, the Base and the Russian Imperial Movement.
“Violent acts of terrorism have no place in Canadian society or abroad,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in an emailed statement. “Canadians expect their government to keep them safe and to keep pace with evolving threats and global trends, such as the growing threat of ideologically motivated violent extremism.”
Read the full article. Today’s action formalizes a unanimous vote by Parliament made last month.
Proud Boys Get Terrorist Designation in Canada After U.S. Riot
In Canada, the designation as a terrorist organization makes it illegal to participate or contribute to any of the group’s activities. It also allows the gov to freeze assets and seize propertyhttps://t.co/auq3Kmjf9o
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) February 3, 2021
Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group https://t.co/WeoE4cmZZk
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 3, 2021
JUST IN: Canada formally labels the Proud Boys a terrorist entity. https://t.co/bBOBJCzmGp
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 3, 2021