Canadian Nationalist Party

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Canadian Nationalist Party

Parti Nationaliste Canadien
AbbreviationCNP
LeaderTravis Patron
FounderTravis Patron
FoundedJune 1, 2017; 2 years ago (June 1, 2017)
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
IdeologyWhite nationalism
Canadian nationalism
National conservatism
Social conservatism
Right-wing populism
Protectionism
Economic liberalism
Anti-immigration[1]
Political positionFar-right[2][3]
Colours     Ensign red
     White
Seats in the Senate
0 / 105
Seats in the House of Commons
0 / 338
Website
www.nationalist.ca

The Canadian Nationalist Party (French: Parti Nationaliste Canadien, or PNC) is a far-right[2][3][4][5][6] and white nationalist[7] political party in Canada.[8]

Overview[edit]

The party proposes discontinuing public funding for pride parades, restricting abortion access, establishing a mandatory national curriculum based in "European and Christian values," and repealing the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.[9] Claiming to “unite an ethnocentric[10] Canada”, the party advocates for maintaining the demographic majority status of white Canadians[2] whose interests will be prioritized over that of ethnic minorities.[11]

The Canadian Nationalist Party was founded on June 1, 2017[12] by incumbent leader Travis Patron.[13] He is running under the party banner in Souris—Moose Mountain electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada.[14]

On September 20, 2019, the CNP achieved registered federal party status from Elections Canada.[15][16]

The party unsuccessfully ran three candidates in the 2019 Canadian federal election in the ridings of Souris—Moose Mountain, Lac-Saint-Louis and Scarborough—Guildwood.

History[edit]

On August 9, 2017, coinciding with the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia,[17] the Canadian Nationalist Party organized the Toronto Nationalist Rally at the University of Toronto's St. George campus. The event's Facebook page described the rally as an opportunity to "discuss the nationalist movement in Canada,"[18] and to protest Canada's immigration policy.[19] A counter-protest was organized in response to the rally,[19] and the University of Toronto denied the party opportunity to organize on campus grounds.[20]

In November 2017, party leader Travis Patron announced his intent to officially register the CNP as a federal political party and field candidates for the 2019 federal election. On November 26, Patron started a cross-country tour in Toronto.[21] During the tour, the party's meeting at the Belgian Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba was cancelled following protests. The club's treasurer subsequently resigned,[22] and the organization voluntarily withdrew from Folklorama, the city's multicultural festival.[23] In early September 2018, Patron reached out to People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier "to see if there would be any interest in possibly co-operating with the Canadian Nationalist Party."[24] Bernier declined any further discussions with Patron.

In June 2019, members of the Canadian Nationalist Party were among several far-right groups protesting against Pride parades alongside Yellow Vest demonstrators in Hamilton, Ontario,[25][26] and Pegida in downtown Toronto.[27] Both protests resulted in violence against counter-protesters,[28] with the latter demonstration resulting in a violent altercation between anti-fascist counter-protesters inside the Eaton Centre. The RCMP launched a hate crime investigation against Patron after Ottawa-based human rights lawyer Richard Warman filed a formal criminal complaint about a video Patron uploaded to YouTube warning of a "parasitic tribe" controlling Canadian institutions and calling for their permanent removal from Canada.[25] During the investigation, the RCMP pursued intellectual property violations against the Canadian Nationalist Party for using RCMP trademarks without permission.[29] On August 23, the party lost their registered virtual office location in the Toronto Star Building after Telsec revoked their services.[30]

The Canadian Nationalist Party gained registered federal political party status on September 20, 2019.

Election results[edit]

Election # of candidates
nominated
# of total votes % of popular vote % in ridings run in
2019
3
284
0.00%
0.20%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People's Party leader Maxime Bernier pictured with Hamilton white nationalist Paul Fromm". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Far-right group accused of white nationalism closer to party status — and increased scrutiny". CBC. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Canadian Nationalist Party granted eligibility to become a registered party in the upcoming federal election". Global News. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Bernier takes call from leader of far-right Canadian Nationalist Party, but says there will be no more talks". National Post. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Facebook pulls down page of far-right party's Sask.-based leader for alleged hate speech". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "University of Toronto bars white nationalist group from holding rally". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "He says he works security for Maxime Bernier. He's also listed as a founding member of a party promoting white nationalism". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Rachel Browne (August 30, 2019). "Canadian Nationalist Party granted eligibility to become a registered party in the upcoming federal election". Global News. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "Program - Canadian Nationalist Party". Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "About - Canadian Nationalist Party". Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. Retrieved October 9, 2019. In order to achieve this fundamental purpose, our political action is directed towards the improvement of the social & economic conditions of an ethnocentric Canada.
  11. ^ "Coelho For Lac-Saint-Louis". Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. October 8, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019. ...we put the ethnic majority before ethnic minorities while putting forward policies that we believe all Canadians can benefit from.
  12. ^ "About - Canadian Nationalist Party". Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Patron - Canadian Nationalist Party". Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Voter Information Services - List of Candidates". Elections Canada. Elections Canada. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  15. ^ "Statement on Party Registration Status" (PDF). Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. September 20, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "CNP Attains Official Registration Status". Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. Canadian Nationalist Party. September 20, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  17. ^ Miller, Adam (August 14, 2017). "University of Toronto denies 'Nationalist Rally' will take place on campus". Global News. Retrieved October 10, 2019. On Saturday, a car plowed through a group of people in Charlottesville, Va., as they were protesting a white supremacist rally.
  18. ^ "Organizers of nationalist rally haven't booked space, University of Toronto says". CTV News. The Canadian Press. August 14, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2019. According to the event page, the rally is intended to discuss "the nationalist movement in Canada."
  19. ^ a b "Thousands promise to come out and protest against Canadian Nationalist Party rally". CBC News. August 15, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2019. Travis Patron said the rally would be a peaceful protest against the openness of the country's current immigration policy.
  20. ^ "U of T will not permit use of campus for Toronto Nationalist Rally". utoronto.ca. University of Toronto. August 17, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  21. ^ Ling, Justin (November 29, 2017). "This Guy Is Trying To Lead The White Nationalist Movement In Canada". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved October 26, 2019. A new political party is hoping to officially register itself and field candidates in the next Canadian federal election...Patron began his cross-country tour in Toronto on Sunday.
  22. ^ Malone, Kelly Geraldine (July 30, 2018). "Winnipeg club board member resigns after Canadian Nationalist Party meeting". CTV News. Retrieved October 26, 2019. The Canadian Nationalist Party booked the club for the meeting, which included an appearance by its leader Travis Patron, for Saturday afternoon, and local activists arranged a counter protest...The club's statement said during Saturday's protest one of its board members expressed her personal views "that do not represent the history, heritage or values of the Belgium Club," and she was asked to resign.
  23. ^ MacLean, Cameron (August 1, 2018). "Belgian Pavilion pulls out of Folklorama after controversy over nationalist party rally". CBC News. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  24. ^ Dickson, Janice (September 11, 2018). "Bernier takes call from leader of far-right Canadian Nationalist Party, but says there will be no more talks". National Post. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  25. ^ a b Moro, Teviah (June 28, 2019). "Hamilton's landscape of hate: How far-right extremists are finding fertile ground". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  26. ^ Orr, Caroline (June 11, 2019). "Hate groups mix with yellow vests on 'front line' of extremism in Canada". National Observer. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  27. ^ "Videos Show Far-Right Hate Groups Launching Violent Attacks Inside Toronto's Eaton Centre". Press Progress. June 24, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  28. ^ Moro, Teviah (June 28, 2019). "Man accused of assault in violent anti-Pride protest held in custody pending bail hearing". The Record. The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 26, 2019. Video footage shows the preachers becoming agitated, with at least one pushing against the screen throwing punches. Footage also shows a man wearing pseudo combat gear slugging two of the counter-protesters in the face with a helmet. The preachers, "yellow vests" and men wearing garb of the Canadian Nationalist Party, a far-right group, were escorted out of the park by police.
  29. ^ Tunney, Catharine (July 5, 2019). "RCMP going after Canadian Nationalist Party for intellectual property violation". CBC News. Retrieved October 26, 2019. This is a clear violation of RCMP intellectual property rights. No person or organization may use our protected marks without our permission," said spokesperson Sgt. Marie Damian. "This is the first we have heard of this infringement. We will be addressing it shortly.
  30. ^ "Canadian White Nationalist Party Kicked Out Of Registered Office Inside the Toronto Star Building". Press Progress. August 23, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.

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