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Newsgroups: can.politics
Subject: [10/18] The Heritage Front Hotline
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/hotline
Last-Modified: 1995/11/29

              The Heritage Front Hotline

The 24-hour hotline, started by the Heritage Front in 1991, 
was used to disseminate the Front's views, announce upcoming 
events, and obtain the names and phone numbers of potential 
members. It was geared towards keeping members inforrned and 
attracting individuals who support the Heritage Front's ideology, 
but who may not want to be publicly associated with the group by 
attending rallies and meetings. Originally the telephone message 
was referred to as an 'anti-immigration hotline' which had a new 
message every week. It expanded into a hotline which covered a 
variety of topics through messages which changed almost daily. 
Callers were asked to leave their names and phone numbers on the 
tape if they wished to be contacted by the Heritage Front.  

From 1991 to 1994 the hotline was stopped and restarted seven 
times, usually under new names in defiance of court orders. The 
Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) ordered the message machine 
shut down in 1993, although it was quickly supplanted by the "Equal 
Rights for Whites" line. Three members of the Front served jail 
time in 1994 for their violations of the court orders. Nevertheless, 
as of August 29, 1994, Gary Schipper was still recording daily 
messages for the Heritage Front hotline.  

The first hateline in Canada was established in 1973 by Don Andrews 
and his associates. The line was finally ordered shut in 1979 by the 
CHRC. Nevertheless, there are still dozens of racist message services 
in operation across Canada. In August 1992, a group calling themselves 
the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan opened yet another hotline in 
Manitoba. This one was closed down after a complaint was lodged by the 
League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada in Winnipeg. Other white 
supremacist hotlines still in existence include the Women of the 
Hammerskin Nation, White Advance, the Euro-Canadian Freedom Front, the 
Euro-Canadian Action Line, and the Racist Rock Info Line. 

                      In Their Own Words

(excerpts from the Heritage Front Hotline)

White Pride 

July 13, 1992: "White pride is more than a Hollywood movie... 
Celebrating our proud heritage is our right, like any other race 
and culture."  

July 18, 1992: "They say that we advocate a White resurgence. We do, i
and it's happening; they [the government] don't approve of that."  

Minorities 

January 13, 1992: "Just because they [Natives] were the first to get 
here does not mean that Canada is theirs. In a single century the 
White pioneers had achieved what no Indian could have ever dreamed of."  

June 24, 1992: "In the news, bad news! A White youth [Paul Semple] 
who had come to the aid of a woman and her daughter was chased down 
by the four Black youths responsible and stabbed in the heart, dead. 
This behaviour is not caused by environment."

July 9, 1992: "If free speech for Whites is denied, we won't be able 
to address important issues like Black crime, homosexuality in the 
classroom, the Indian problem, or the vile promotion of race mixing 
which taints our great race."  

Racists and Anti-Racists

June 30, 1992: "This unholy alliance of Trotskyites, Marxists, 
anarchists and B'nai Brith support every perversion imaginable"  

July 11, 1992: "Thank you for calling the Heritage Hotline, where we 
support Jim Keegstra, the victim of true hatred... Jim Keegstra's trial, 
and other recent attacks against truth and decency have proven that 
Mr. Keegstra's beliefs and teachings are not bizarre."  

July 18, 1992: "The enemy has lawyers, judges, researchers, special 
interest groups, and unlimited funding with your tax dollars. But we 
have the truth."  

The Future

July 14, 1992: "Thank you for calling the Heritage Hotline for a sneak 
preview of "The Planet of the Apes - the True Story." The year's 2022, 
and in the news, Detroit, Chicago, Nrw York, and now Toronto have been 
looted and destroyed by marauding hordes ot alien invaders...  Heritage 
Front reconnaissance teams have been dispatched in North Ontario, to 
gain a stronghold for a cold winter of resistance. While Canadian and 
American soldiers are now splintered into tightly-knit, paramilitary 
units. In the year 2002, your skin is your uniform! White military 
genius and creativity ensure our victory, but why did Whites allow it 
to come to this? Let's cancel this feature now!"  

Action 

June 16, 1992: "White students from Brampton to Ottawa are prepairng 
to organize this summer. The enthusiastic response we received at our 
recent high school demonstaltions clearly indicate a new era."  

July 29, 1992: "We will be providing ourselves with ample security and 
we will neutralize any physical attacks towards us in the future." 

~
The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, 15 Hove
Street, Downsview, Ontario M3H 4Y8. 416-633-6224.

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