Canadian Heritage Alliance

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The Canadian Heritage Alliance (CHA) was a Canadian white supremacist group founded in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.[1][2] Detective Terry Murphy of London's Hate Crime Unit alleged that the group had links with the Heritage Front and the Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge-based Tri-City Skins.[3]

Its former leader, Melissa Guille, denied that the organization was a hate group, and contends that the group and its website are concerned about "keeping Canada for Canadians" and "removing the anti-white sentiment in society". A 2001 report from B'nai Brith Canada said the CHA "seems to be an attempt to fill the void left by the diminishing Heritage Front". Staff Sgt. Gary Askin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service argued that the CHA was "promoting white supremacy under the guise of white pride".[4]

In 2001, the CHA tried to gain exposure by joining the adopt-a-road program to clean debris along highways near Cambridge, Ontario. The Waterloo Region soon expelled the CHA from the program. In 2004, the CHA achieved notoriety for distributing flyers in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on Canada Day. One pamphlet complained about Canadian immigration policy and another featured a picture of a white woman, with the title "Love Your Race".[5] The group has adopted the 2004 New Orleans Protocol for promoting White nationalism.

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  1. ^ "Kitchener: White supremacist group's sign yanked", Liz Monteiro, Torstar News Service, The Cambridge Reporter, page A3, 19 April 2001
  2. ^ "White supremacist group's road adoption raises ire of Waterloo resident", Canadian Press, 17 April 2001
  3. ^ "Down into the darkness: Matt Lauder's inside look at Canada's racist groups wasn't pretty" by Eric Volmers, Guelph Mercury, 19 March 2005
  4. ^ Brian Caldwell, "White supremacists active in K-W", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 24 February 2001, A1.
  5. ^ "The New Brunswick Multicultural Council is speaking out against some controversial flyers which were circulated" Canadian Press, Broadcast News, 7 July 2004, 10:11