Moments after the federal government announced the far-right group the Proud Boys were officially a terrorist organization in Canada, Jagmeet Singh described it as a “victory.”
Taking to Twitter on February 3, the NDP leader acknowledged the significance for “Young people, Working people, Black, Brown and Indigenous people.”
It's official. Proud Boys are designated a terrorist organization. Young people Working people Black, Brown and I… https://t.co/eWWbVieydN— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh)1612375283.0
“This is our victory,” he wrote, adding, “I will be speaking to the country about the next steps soon.”
His comments come as the federal government confirmed 13 organizations, including the Proud Boys, had been added to Canada’s list of terrorist entities.
The right-wing extremist group now joins others like Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban, among others, on the list.
It’s a move the NDP leader has been demanding for several weeks, after previously calling on the Liberal government to make a “firm commitment” on the issue.
Sharing the news on Wednesday, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair described the organizations as “hateful, intolerant” and “dangerous.”
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