Cape Breton Post

Canada puts U.S. Three Percenters militia on terror list


OTTAWA — Canada officially named the U.S. right-wing militia group Three Percenters a terrorist entity on Friday, saying it posed a “significan­t threat” to Canadian domestic security.

Earlier this month U.S. prosecutor­s obtained a conspiracy indictment against six men associated with the Three Percenters, the latest in a series of such charges arising from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by former president Donald Trump’s supporters.

Canadian officials cited the Jan. 6 riot in their listing. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the group had an active presence in Canada and were interested in recruiting members of the police and people with military training.

“We monitor their activities in Canada with growing concern,” he told a news conference.

Ottawa also put leading neo-nazi activist James Mason and British group Aryan Strikeforc­e on the list on Friday.

Earlier this month, a man rammed his truck into a Muslim family in London, Ont., killing four of them, in what police called a racist attack.

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