The Proud Boys Have Officially Been Labelled As A Terrorist Group In Canada

They'll join extremist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda.
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The Proud Boys Just Announced That They Are Officially Done In Canada

Multiple extreme right-wing groups, including the Proud Boys, have been officially designated as terrorist groups by the federal government.

Sharing the announcement on February 3, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair described the organizations as “hateful, intolerant” and “dangerous.”

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We have seen the type of tragic results that this kind of extremism can bring to Canada. Bill Blair

Atomwaffen Division, the Base, and the Russian Imperial Movement were the other "ideologically motivated violent extremist groups" Canada added to its list of terrorist entities on Wednesday.

These organizations have now been placed alongside others considered to be dangerous, like Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, the Taliban and others.

In total, 13 organizations were newly declared as an official threat, including affiliates of ISIS and Al Qaeda.

According to the federal government’s official statement, the move will mandate “severe penalties for people and organizations that deal with property or finances of a listed entity.”

Canada’s politicians, including NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, have been calling on the Liberal government to take action on the Proud Boys since their alleged involvement in the U.S. riots last month.

"Violent acts of terrorism have no place in Canadian society or abroad. Today's additions to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities are an important step in our effort to combat violent extremism in all forms," Blair added.

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