Right-wing extremist groups and hate crimes are growing in Canada - 2019-07-13
Neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. are the focus of Documenting Hate, a new documentary from The Passionate Eye. The result of a year-long investigation, the film puts a spotlight on some of the groups behind the deadly violence in Charlottesville and how they went unpunished and continued to operate.
Experts say Canadians should also be concerned about the rise of hate groups in this country. There are at minimum 130 active right-wing extremist groups across Canada according to Dr. Barbara Perry, an expert on hate crime — a 30 per cent increase from 2015.
Most of these groups are organized around ideologies against religion and race — with anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiments being the most common, followed by hate against immigrants, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ communities and other minorities.