What It's Like Monitoring Canada's Yellow Vest Movement Every Day - 2019-05-08
Last week, police arrested a man at a Liberal Party fundraiser in Mississauga after he made threats against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Facebook two weeks before. The threatening post appeared in Yellow Vests Canada, the online home of one of Canada's angriest political movements.
Yellow Vests Canada , which currently has over 100,000 members on Facebook, carries the "greatest potential for radicalization leading to violence" in Canada right now, according to Evan Balgord, the executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.
The group's description says it was created to "protest the CARBON TAX, Build That Pipeline and Stand Against the Treason of our country's politicians who have the audacity to sell out OUR country's sovereignty over to the Globalist UN and their Tyrannical policies." But concerns over Canada's oil sector appear to factor little in the discussion that goes on in the group. Instead, members are obsessed with defending western civilization from Islam, bashing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and spreading whatever far-right conspiracy theory is trending at the time.