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Canadian anti-immigrant group exploits local divisions to gain legitimacy, says expert

By PERRIN GRAUERStarMetro Vancouver

VANCOUVER—The anti-immigrant Soldiers of Odin was used as “security” by a group opposing a homeless camp in Nanaimo on Sunday, drawing words of warning from an anti-racism educator who says the far-right organization is trying to legitimize itself in the mainstream.

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Public incitement of hatred charges, convictions rare, experts say following arrest of Flin Flon-area women

Two women were arrested by Manitoba RCMP earlier this week for uttering threats and public incitement of hatred after a Facebook conversation, which RCMP said started with complaints about a vandalized car and progressed to 'very hateful language.' 

Soldiers of Odin taking part in Nanaimo tent city march

WATCH: The tent city in Nanaimo continues to prove a source of contention. Now a march by opponents of the encampment is being planned for this Sunday. It’s being organized by a group called Action Against Discontent City and members of a controversial right-wing group, called Soldiers of Odin, say they’ll be there too. Kendall Hanson spoke to one of its members today.

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