Three UCP Candidates Got Caught Partying With a Hate Group. Jason Kenney's Excuse Makes No Sense. - 2018-10-09

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F0.png Three UCP Candidates Got Caught Partying With a Hate Group. Jason Kenney's Excuse Makes No Sense. October 9, 2018, PressProgress

Over the weekend, the "Soldiers of Odin" – a group founded by a violent neo-Nazi, classified as an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center – made headlines across Alberta after they were spotted partying with multiple UCP nomination contestants from Edmonton-West Henday.

The Soldiers of Odin have been covered extensively by the media in recent years, after the group established vigilante patrols and organized an anti-Muslim rally outside Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. Declassified intelligence reports suggest the group is prone to violence.

Photos from a UCP "pub night" in Edmonton this weekend show UCP nomination candidates Leila Houle, Nicole Williams and Lance Coulter hanging out and posing for photos with members of the Soldiers of Odin hate group:

The UCP's official explanation is they were tricked into taking taking the photos.

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