In the End, a Quebec Far-Right Group's Biggest Enemy Was Themselves - 2019-06-20
Reports from Quebec media show the French-Canadian organization dealt itself another self-inflicted blow this week, with several club executives being forced out of the group and having a former co-founder, Patrick Beaudry, publicly declare "the ship is sinking." Shortly thereafter, the groups staunchest defender and most well-known member, spokesman Sylvain Brouillette, was ousted and accused of essentially stealing money from them.
The story of La Meute, which translates to The Pack, is the story of many of upstart far-right groups. While they're built entirely around pushing back against a perceived enemy— an other—their biggest threat is almost always petty interpersonal drama and infighting.
La Meute was founded in 2015 by two Canadian Force veterans and, like other far-right groups at this time, grew quickly afterJustin Trudeau was elected and a perceived rise in immigration. It claims to have tens of thousands of members but a VICE investigation in 2017 showed that was mostly smoke and mirrors.