Quebec politicians on alert after revelation of neo-Nazi leader in Montreal

Quebec politicians on alert after revelation of neo-Nazi leader in Montreal
Quebec politicians on alert after revelation of neo-Nazi leader in Montreal

"There's no place in Quebec or elsewhere for Nazis, post or anything like this," Parti Québécois leader Jean-François Lisée said. "It's worrisome, it's worrisome."

Published on: May 3, 2018 | Last Updated: May 3, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

QUEBEC – The province’s political class has expressed its concerns over news a prominent neo-Nazi has set up shop in Montreal and is recruiting and are calling for vigilance.

“There’s no place in Quebec or elsewhere for Nazis, post or anything like this,” said Parti Québécois leader Jean-François Lisée. “It’s very important that police in particular follow these groups closely to make sure that they don’t have the means to act on their beliefs.

“It’s worrisome, it’s worrisome. Quebec has been blessed in the last decades in the the fact these extreme groups remain very, very fringe and have no impact on our basically moderate political debate.

“We need to keep it this way and be very vigilant with groups like this when they try and recruit.”

“It’s very worrisome,” added Coalition Avenir Québec justice critic Simon Jolin-Barrette. “This kind of situation is not acceptable.

“We have to fight against that kind of behaviour.”

Jolin-Barrette said the key to fighting such ideas is education and explaining to the population what these groups are about.

The Montreal Gazette Thursday revealed a key figure in the Neo-Nazi movement, “Zeiger,” a writer on the Daily Stormer, lives in Montreal and is organizing a white supremacist network.

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