Community groups gear up to counter far-right propaganda in federal election - 2019-09-02
It worries Janice Folk-Dawson when the veteran union leader sees hate posters popping up on university campuses and far-right supremacist groups showing up in her community.
"It's frightening to see small towns becoming the targets of hate groups," said the president of the Guelph and District Labour Council. "Fascism started in small towns and the education system. We need to address the rise of the right and bust the myths they spread."
Earlier this year, the 62-year-old, who is of Russian and Irish descent, enrolled in a workshop held by the Migrant Rights Network, a national anti-racism alliance that aims to help communities stand up against racism and the far right in the run-up to the federal election, when immigration and refugees are expected to be a wedge issue.