Canadian Anti-Hate Network
Source: Canadian Nationalist Party
Over 600 days after we filed our first criminal complaint against Travis Patron, the leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party has finally been charged for his 2019 video calling for Jews to be “removed once and for all” from Canada. His party is the first federally recognized Nazi party in Canada since the 1930s. It benefits from public funds and has continuously published blatantly antisemitic content and nods to fascist leaders.
Patron, according to the RCMP, has been charged with the Willful Promotion of Hate, under s. 319(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
“From April 2020 to July 2020, Carlyle RCMP received four additional reports of new alleged Anti-Semitic videos and hate speech by Travis Patron. Police are still investigating each of these reports,” the RCMP said in a release.
The investigation included assistance from the RCMP’s national security section and its BC hate crimes unit.
In the 2019 video which was the subject of our first criminal complaint, Patron calls Jews a “parasitic tribe,” and says they need to be dealt with once and for all.
At the time, Patron claimed it wasn't about Jews:
“Unless you self-identify with the accusations in the video, then it doesn’t concern you. But if you choose to be offended by it, ask yourself WHY? Is it wrong for Canada to rid itself of a parasitic relationship that has only served to suck us dry? #Zionism.”
Since then, his rhetoric has continued to escalate. The word “Ethnostate” is displayed in large capital letters on the CNP website’s landing page -- referring to a nation filled with one racial group.
Patron also has a social media history of supporting “historical revisionism,” a term Holocaust deniers use to self-identity, liking posts quoting Hitler, and promoting the writings of Quebec fascist Adrian Arcand, a Hitler supporter who was arrested and interned during WWII.
In other videos, he has posted a video giving a Nazi salute, which he calls a Roman salute, and published a flyer with the transcript of the first antisemitic video, adding:
“The people we speak of are not truly 'Jews.' They are liars and deceivers attempting to shield themselves from criticism using a false identity. Let us be aware and expose them for what they are: a tribe of parasites.”
In January, we received a letter from Patron on the stationery of his fake judiciary body, the Canadian Nationalist Party Common Law Tribunal. In it, the CAHN is ordered to cease and desist from publishing articles calling out his blatantly hateful comments.
“Your criminal complaint filed last year with the federal police force has failed to produce any substantive results after over 18 months,” he wrote. “It can reasonably be concluded that no criminal liability exists in regard to your complaint as no charges have been laid.”
Failure to comply involved threats of “being held criminally or commercially liable.”
Across self-authored reports, the Canadian Nationalist Party website, and the letter from Patron’s “common law tribunal,” the language used is similar to that found in the sovereign citizens and Free Man On The Land movements.
Both are pseudo-legal arguments employed unsuccessfully across courtrooms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. For Patron, this usually means quoting the Magna Carta, a document created by the King of England in 1215.
This is also by no means the first run-in with the law for Patron.
In November 2019, the CNP’s leader was stopped around 3 am by police after an alleged assault against two women who refused his offer of a ride home from a bar, according to the Regina-Leader Post. Patron refused to stop when questioned.
After police found his name and arranged an interview, he was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and probation violations.
Most recently, Patron posted several videos of himself running through Regina’s CBC building demanding an interview before literally being chased away by police.
His court appearance is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, February 17, via telephone.
“It’s his second time going before a justice of the peace or a court judge,” the RCMP said to CAHN. “Last time he appeared in court he did not recognize the court as having authority, [he said] we couldn’t arrest him. He refused to wear a mask, he refused to do this, he refused to do that.”
“Is he getting out today? I don’t know.”