He didn’t get the airtime he wanted, but he did get his scarf back.
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He didn’t get the airtime he wanted, but he did get his scarf back.
Canadian Anti-Hate Network
Source: Canadian Nationalist Party Website
First-person perspective video taken from the lobby of the Saskatchewan CBC headquarters shows the antisemitic leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party actually being chased from the building by police. However, despite being arrested and charged days later for unrelated hate propaganda charges, this interaction would see Travis Patron win a stunning victory over authorities.
He got his scarf back.
A video posted to the forum of the Canadian Nationalist Party’s website shows Patron turning on his cellphone camera in the entrance lobby of Regina’s CBC building. Demanding an interview from anyone in his orbit, a security guard picks up a phone and tells someone the man is a “security risk.”
“You’re the security risk, my friend,” Patron says to the guard. “You’re trying to remove the leader of a federal political party. That is unacceptable.”
From there, the leader begins rummaging the halls and corridors, poking through any unlocked door he manages to come across.
His party, which has policy positions such as turning Canada into an ethnostate, is recognized federally by Elections Canada. Travis and two other candidates ran in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, receiving zero per cent of the vote.
“Is there someone from CBC here? I’m here for an interview,” he shouts, accusing the news agency of violating its “articles of incorporation” by failing to report in the “public interest.”
After berating everyone from the security guard to a public archives worker and finally a CBC technician wearing a “The Cat Likes Me The Most” T-shirt, the first clip ends. In a subsequent clip posted to the site, the police inevitably arrive as a building manager attempts to explain that there are no reporters on the premises.
Patron cites the Broadcasting Act of 1991 as the legislation being violated by the CBC’s refusal to cover an overtly neo-Nazi political party that ran three candidates with marginal votes as the reason for his presence. This is despite his ongoing insistence that the province has no jurisdiction over him.
“Are you in Saskatchewan, sir?” an officer asks.
“I prefer not to say,” Patron replies.
When the officer moves towards him, he becomes belligerent.
“Don’t touch me,” he shouts from behind the phone and then suddenly, he bolts. The ensuing footage is a blur of colours and shouts as officers appear to herd him out the door.
Arguing with three members of the Regina Police Department in the street, the same officer who moved towards him inside says she is arresting him for causing a disturbance. Patron demands reentrance to the building to retrieve his scarf.
It’s here Patron employs a technique that has worked for him in the past. He tells cops they are not going to arrest him -- and they don’t.
It’s not the first time either.
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 this, police “found his name” and arranged an interview. He was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, and probation violations.
Back outside the CBC building, Patron continued to argue with the officers, mocking them.
“You can’t keep up with me if you tried. I’m too fast for you,” he tells an officer. “Your partners maybe, but you not so much. You’re not a track athlete are you?”
“Are you?” asks another.
“No,” Patron says before accusing them of assault and demanding the return of his wayward scarf.
Any attempt he makes to move back towards the building sees him wrangled further from his goal. “I’ll defend myself,” he says, backing away from the police.
A final clip from the incident, which appears to be taken shortly after the argument in the street, shows Patron alone, skulking about the edges of the property. Still determined to retrieve his scarf, officers told him he’d have to pick it up from a police station.
As police cruisers again roll up and again demand he leave, Patron ultimately wins the day and officers return his scarf.
When contacted for comment the police said they have not seen the video, but the circumstances do match up to a call for service on February 12, in Regina.
“We dispatched officers to the 2400 block of Broad Street (the CBC building) for a report of an unwanted guest (male),” a spokesperson told the Canadian Anti-Hate Network. “The situation was concluded safely and there has been no charge laid at this time. Because there is no charge, I can't release the male's name.”
Three days after this incident, according to the RCMP, Patron was charged with the Willful Promotion of Hate, under s. 319(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada for a 2019 video calling for Jews to be “removed once and for all” from Canada.
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.
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.
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, of which Patron is the adjudicator. In it, 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.”