Gerry Lincoln

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Gerald C. (Gerry) Lincoln was one of the founders of the Heritage Front along with Wolfgang Droege, Grant Bristow[1] and James Scott Dawson. Lincoln was editor of Up Front, the group's official magazine,[2] designed the group's logo and also acted as one of its spokespersons.[2]

In 1989, Lincoln traveled with Droege and other members of the Nationalist Party of Canada to Libya on the invitation of Muammar al-Gaddafi to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Libyan regime.[3] It was on that trip that several members of the Nationalist Party, disaffected by the leadership of Don Andrews, decided to found the Heritage Front.[4]

In the 1960s, Lincoln was a fan of Jackie Shane, an openly gay Black soul and rhythm and blues singer based in Toronto, and wrote the liner notes for his album Jackie Shane Live, released in 1968.[5]

In recent years, Lincoln has ceased his political activities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Rijn, Nicolaas (1994-08-16). "Spy agency probed over hate group link". Toronto Star. Torstar, Inc. 
  2. ^ a b Kinsella, Warren (2001). Web of Hate: Inside Canada's Far-Right Network. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada. p. 280. ISBN 0-00-639124-9. 
  3. ^ "The Supporting Cast". The Nizkor Project. 
  4. ^ Security Intelligence Review Committee, The Heritage Front Affair: A report to the Solicitor General of Canada, December 9th, 1995, section 3.2.4
  5. ^ http://www.jezebelmusic.com/6886/jackie-shane/