In a little over a year, an insurance broker from British Columbia has become one the country’s most prominent anti-trans activists, travelling to multiple major cities, and has upcoming plans to travel to Texas and California.
When anti-trans activist Chris “Billboard Chris” Elston travelled across the country to appear outside of Ontario elementary schools, all the while filming and talking to students, parents reported feeling unsafe.
After posting and mocking a YouTube video in an antisemitic chat that attempted to present a false historical link between Jewish people and Vikings, Greg Arcade wrote that he does “not trust [the] long nose tribe.”
Alexandre Cormier-Denis once told their 30,000 followers that the 2017 Québec City mosque mass murder “symbolically represented Québécois society’s rejection of Islam,” and that ethnonationalism is the only way for sovereigntists to secure an independent Québec.
After Police Constable Gabriel Proulx’s defence for a recent disciplinary action by his employer invoked the Sovereign Citizen ideology, the officer appeared on an American QAnon web show known for sharing antisemitic conspiracy theories.
You can draw a straight line from Islamophobic demonstrations to Yellow Vests Canada and the COVID conspiracy movement. ACT! For Canada and Action4Canada are a case study in how the far-right adopts and packages new grievances to recruit support.
For continuing to repeatedly claim that a man he owes $2.5 million is funding terrorism and a “babykiller,” Islamophobic streamer Kevin Johnston will begin his sentence after completing another in Alberta.