Jagmeet Singh wants to designate the Proud Boys a terrorist group

Jan 7 2021, 2:31 pm

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has created an online petition encouraging Canada to label the Proud Boys a terrorist organization.

The Proud Boys are members of a far-right political organization that was founded by Canadian Gavin McInnes. After seeing pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol on Wednesday, Singh wants to have the neo-fascist group classified as a terrorist organization.

“Yesterday was an act of domestic terrorism. The Proud Boys helped execute it,” Singh tweeted. “Their founder is Canadian. They operate in Canada, right now.”

People rushed to sign the petition, and the website was temporarily down on Thursday due to the high traffic.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT