People's Party

Demonstrators clash outside PPC Leader Maxime Bernier event at Hamilton college

The Canadian Press

Paola Loriggio

HAMILTON -- A protest outside an event by People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier took a violent turn Sunday evening as demonstrators clashed with supporters and those attending, with several people led away in handcuffs.

A fight broke out near the entrance of a hall at Hamilton's Mohawk College before the talk was set to begin, and police said four people were arrested for breach of the peace and later released. No injuries were reported.

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BERNIER AND HIS INFAMOUS NEO-NAZI FRIEND

BERNIER AND HIS INFAMOUS NEO-NAZI FRIEND

Paul Fromm is perhaps the leading Canadian far Right leader. Fromm has decades of involvement with the Canadian organized hate movement, from the Edmund Burke Society to the Western Guard to the Heritage Front to a myriad number of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. The Southern Poverty Law Centre tells us this:

People's Party of Canada president withdraws

Accusations of racism and homophobia within the top local ranks of a new federal political organization are being strongly denied by party leaders.

Daniel Joseph, who is black, says he has quit the People's Party of Canada after encountering "utterly hateful views".

He had been elected president of the party's Kelowna-Lake Country riding association last November.

"Unfortunately, with newly-appointed executives in charge - very vocal officials with utterly hateful views and policy positions - I no longer feel like there is a place for me in this party," Joseph says.