Canada Designates More US Extremists As Terrorists - 2021-06-25
Canada's government on Friday added more American neo-Nazis to its list of banned terrorist groups, yet another sign that the country is going further than the United States when it comes to recognizing such white supremacist extremists as threats.
The additions follow Canada's designation of the Proud Boys and other US-based far-right extremist groups as terrorists in February.
The newly prohibited groups include:
The Three Percenters, an American anti-government militant group with a growing presence in Canada. The group's name, according to the Anti-Defamation League, stems from the dubious historical claim that only 3% of American colonists fought against the British in the Revolutionary War. At least six members of the group have been charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Citing materials given to reporters at a press conference, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said the Canadian government referenced the roles of two members in the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year.