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Subject: [18/18] The Heritage Front Report: Conclusion
Summary: The League for Human Rights (B'nai Brith Canada) 1994
         report on the extremist organization The Heritage
         Front

Archive/File:
pub/orgs/canadian/league-for-human-rights/heritage-front/conclusion
Last-Modified: 1995/11/30


                          Conclusion

Whereas in the beginning the Heritage Front attempted to distance 
itself from blatantly radical White supremacist groups, there can 
be no doubt about the Heritage Front's true intentions. The Front 
is a volatile group with a violent leader who is trying to mask 
his agenda in order to  achieve his goals more easily.  

As the actions taken against the Heritage Hotline and Heritage Front 
propaganda have shown, community co-operation is an essential part 
of an effective response to the activities of the Heritage Front. 
Inter-community networking can be one advantage of joining to fight 
a threatening group. Legal action is a valuable way to weaken the 
Heritage Front, and to make Wolfgang Droege and his ilk constantly 
aware of the limits they must stay within. There must be strong 
deterrents against racist activity enshrined in the legal system, 
supported by the government and police. Inter-community and legal 
efforts can send a clear message to the Heritage Front that there 
is no room in Canada for racists and bigots. But beyond dealing with  
the Heritage Front today, education is crucial if the attraction of 
the Heritage Front - and of groups with similar platforms - is to 
entirely disappear.  

Efforts to isolate racists have always been part of the League's 
work. Wolfgang Droege and the Heritage Front have attempted to move 
themselves away from the fringes of society and gain mainstream 
acceptance. They must be shown that their ideas and actions are 
unwanted, and wili be sternly challenged.  

[Sources used within the League's report are available as
ftp://ftp.almanac.bc.ca/pub/orgs/canadian/league-for-human-rights/heritage-front/sources. knm]

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