On February 3, 2021, Canada formally designated the Proud Boys as a terrorist group under the Criminal Code’s Entity List (Entity List). Canada’s designation is a step toward denouncing and combatting ideologically motivated extremist group by being the first nation to label the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity.
The Proud Boys joins several other terrorist groups on the Entity List, which includes terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS and al-Shabab. In addition to the Proud Boys, the Government of Canada added an additional 12 other entities.
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