What the pro-Trump insurrection in Washington means for Canada

On the very day on which violent extremists seized the U.S. Capitol Building -- with what appeared to be the acquiescence, or even active assistance, of some of the police on duty there -- our federal government warned us about the rise of far-right extremism here in Canada.

The Canadian department of defence issued a report that connects a sharp rise in extreme-right agitation to the restrictions required to control the spread of COVID-19. People who live in far-right echo chambers do not accept COVID-19 rules as health measures. Rather, they seethe at the limits to their freedom.


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