Today, the Canadian Christian College (CCC) is much closer to becoming a University. We strongly condemn the Ford government for making moves to grant legitimacy to an institution, and its president Charles McVety, which have a long and harmful history of homophobia, transphobia, and anti-Muslim sentiments.
Randy Hillier, a member of Ontario’s Provincial Parliament, has been making a name for himself as he appears at and even hosted his own anti-lockdown protest. After receiving a court summons for January, Hillier’s next stop was to appear on Plaid Army, an openly antisemitic conspiracy live stream.
As Adam Skelly was placed in handcuffs, a crowd of protesting supporters surged after him. At the same time, mounted and masked police officers galloped into the parking lot. With the animals’ eyes hidden under visors and draped in the trappings of law enforcement, the uniformed riders formed a wall along the building’s side entrance.
Fifteen years after same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada, anti-2SLGBTQ+ groups and individuals, who are largely faith-based in orientation, continue to oppose the well-being of Canada’s Two-Spirit, trans, and queer community.
On Tuesday morning, Gabriel Sohier Chaput stood in a courtroom for the first time in the two years since a warrant was issued for his arrest on a single count of wilful promotion of hatred, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of two years.
Last week, Stephen Hargreaves started receiving threatening messages directed at him and his family after he complained on social media about an “anti-lockdown” march in downtown Windsor, Ontario. This included an alleged rape threat -- should he “further slander” the COVID conspiracy movement. CBC picked up the story.
Since the beginning, COVID-19 conspiracy protests have welcomed anybody who will march with them. Conspiracy buffs, Instagram ‘life coaches,’ QAnon cultists, the who’s who of Canada’s hate movements and neo-Nazis have all been rubbing shoulders.
The outcome of the United States election is still uncertain. By all accounts, polling numbers have been proven to be patently false, as what was expected to be a landslide teeters back and forth between Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Public Policy Forum is going to be making recommendations to the government on online hate as part of its Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression. They have been inviting Facebook, human rights advocates, lawyers, and free expression advocates to share their opinions.
The McMaster University Conservatives recently named to its Executive Team two students with ties to hate movements, including one who was a member of the notorious neo-Nazi forum Iron March.
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.