Canada labels far-right Proud Boys a terrorist entity

Canada has formally labeled the Proud Boys, the far-right extremist group that has been gaining notoriety in the U.S., as a terrorist group, Ottawa announced Wednesday.

The Proud Boys were recognized as a “terrorist entity,” meaning the government may seize property and other belongings connected to the group and financial institutions “are subject to reporting requirements” with respect to the group’s property under Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act.

“The Proud Boys consists of semi-autonomous chapters located in the United States (U.S.), Canada, and internationally,” Public Safety Canada said in a statement. “The group and its members have openly encouraged, planned, and conducted violent activities against those they perceive to be opposed to their ideology and political beliefs.”

NBC Canada labels far-right Proud Boys a terrorist entity