Tag: Canada

Investigating the Radical Right’s Presence in the Military

The threat posed by military personnel in radical-right groups is a growing concern across NATO member countries, but the full extent of the problem remains unclear. In the early morning on July 2, Corey Hurren, a 46-year-old military reservist from Manitoba, rammed his pickup truck through the front gate of the grounds at Rideau Hall,… Continue reading “Investigating the Radical Right’s Presence in the Military”

Militaries Around The World Have A Neo-Nazi Problem

Military institutions and police forces are failing to contain right-wing extremism within their ranks, and the problem goes beyond just “a few bad apples.” After news coming from Germany that an elite military unit has had to disband and a local police chief has resigned due to right-wing extremism concerns, there seems to be legitimate questions about the scale… Continue reading “Militaries Around The World Have A Neo-Nazi Problem”

COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada

COVID-19 has sparked anti-Asian racism in countries around the world. In echoes of its anti-Asian history, Canada is among them. Just like many other white-dominated countries, Canada has seen a rising tide of anti-Asian racism since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘Traumatized’ by the spread of another virus of the same family in 2003 (SARS-CoV), COVID-19… Continue reading “COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada”

Canada Filed The First Incel Terrorism Charge. How Do We Combat This Threat?

Misogynistic “Incel” extremism isn’t a centralized operation, but it’s becoming increasingly dangerous. This poses challenges to combating the threat. The police have uncovered evidence that the attacker who killed a woman and injured another at an erotic massage parlor in Canada in February was inspired by incel ideology. The attack is now being treated as terrorism, making… Continue reading “Canada Filed The First Incel Terrorism Charge. How Do We Combat This Threat?”

Book Review: Barbara Perry and Ryan Scrivens, Right wing Extremism in Canada (London: Palgrave, 2019, pp. 277)

Canada has often been an under-studied case when it comes to right-wing extremism. Previous analyses have highlighted the rise of the extreme right in Canada since the Second World War (Barrett, 1989); the challenges these hate groups have presented (Kinsella 2001; Perry and Scrivens 2016); and the activity and ideology of the  Canadian Alliance and… Continue reading “Book Review: Barbara Perry and Ryan Scrivens, Right wing Extremism in Canada (London: Palgrave, 2019, pp. 277)”

‘A bastion of liberal values’? The rise of the radical right in Canada

In 2015, the Liberal Party of Canada won a resounding victory at the federal elections, claiming almost 40 per cent of the vote share. Its leader, now Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau stood on a platform of liberal principles. He publicly championed the plight of refugees and immigrants, supported a woman’s right to wear a niqab… Continue reading “‘A bastion of liberal values’? The rise of the radical right in Canada”

La CAQ, La Meute and Bill 21

The bill of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government bars civil servants in ‘authority’, such as judges, prosecutors, police officers, teachers and school administrators from wearing religious symbols at work.   On March 28, Simon Jolin-Barrette, Quebec’s minister for “Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusiveness”, submitted Bill 21 in the provincial National Assembly. The bill introduced by… Continue reading “La CAQ, La Meute and Bill 21”

The Yellow Vest phenomenon and the radical right

Alexander Gauland publicly supported the protests, while Princess Doris von Sayn-Wittgenstein, patron of the AfD in the Land of Schleswig-Holstein, posted a photograph of herself wearing a yellow vest. So-called ‘yellow vest’ movements are now active across the globe. Beginning in France on 17 November 2018, the ‘yellow vests’ (named after the fluorescent safety vests French… Continue reading “The Yellow Vest phenomenon and the radical right”

Is There A Radical Right Racism Problem In The Canadian Armed Forces?

Numerous reports, investigations, and the exposure of a neo-Nazi among their ranks raise concerns about the state of the Canadian Armed Forces. In November 2018, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) announced that it had suspended four soldiers from their duties for running an ‘army-surplus’ website that largely catered to white supremacists by selling clothing, flags,… Continue reading “Is There A Radical Right Racism Problem In The Canadian Armed Forces?”