QAnon began as a wild myth built around US President Donald Trump’s cult of personality. It’s grown to a resilient and dangerous Frankenstein's monster, stitching together previously disparate conspiracy theories.
The University of Ottawa's Right Wing Politics club was set to host 23-year-old Tyler L. Russell from London, Ontario on October 2nd. The event was cancelled by the university, but highlights the interconnectedness of far-right campus clubs and the kind of speakers they are trying to platform.
Publicly, they're a political youth group. Privately, they share Hitler quotes -- one owns a real Nazi officer's dagger -- and they want influence in the Alberta separatist movement to create a "new nationalist West."