Edmonton group part of province-wide survey on hate crime

A new survey is up and running, with the goal of providing insight into how many Albertans have been the target of hate crime. Once the data is compiled, support groups will create a provincial response. The Response Model is…

Canadian Jewish advocacy group reports ‘uptick’ in anti-Semitism

Outside the family home in Vaughan, Andrew Sefton consults with a security company about installing surveillance cameras. “We’re interested in enhancing the household security so that at least on a preventative, on a precautionary measure, we are going to be…

New report identifies 7 extremist groups of threat to Alberta, offers recommendations to combat hate

Recent studies conducted by the Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV) indicate a significant increase in reported hate crimes in Alberta and provide recommendations on combating such violence. A recently released OPV report entitled “Extremism and Hate-Motivated Violence in…

Alberta creating provincial unit to fight hate crimes and extremism

The Alberta government is putting together a team of police and law enforcement officials, including Crown prosecutors, to specifically fight hate crimes and extremism. The Provincial Hate Crimes Unit will include specialists from various police forces. Its mandate will be…

Canada is facing a growing threat from right-wing white supremacists and neo-Nazis: minister

Canada’s minister for public safety says right-wing, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups are an increasing concern and threat to Canadians. Ralph Goodale said the groups promote hate, which manifests itself in violent anti-Semitism or in other crimes. WATCH: Nov. 12,…

Calgary hair salon undeterred by offensive graffiti

Karizma Hair Salon has been at the same northeast Calgary location for 14 years, and staff say they’ve never had any issues until this week. On Tuesday, an employee discovered graffiti spray painted on the side door of the salon,…

9 suspects wanted after 2 boys assaulted, derogatory comments made to Jewish teens: Toronto police

Toronto police say they’re looking for nine young suspects as part of a hate crime investigation after two teens wearing kippahs were allegedly assaulted and a third reportedly was robbed. Police said four 17-year-old boys, all of whom are Jewish…