Founder of extremist group Diagolon arrested in Nova Scotia

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Founder of extremist group Diagolon arrested in Nova Scotia

Jeremy MacKenzie, a former Canadian Armed Forces member who served in Afghanistan turned far-right influencer, was wanted in connection with an assault in Saskatchewan.

The group's founder in Diagolon line and well-known figure in Canadian far-right circles, Jeremy MacKenzie, was arrested Wednesday in Nova Scotia in connection with an assault allegation dating back to last year in Saskatchewan.

Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed that Mr. MacKenzie was arrested in Cole Harbor on a Canada-Wide Warrant issued in July.

Mr. MacKenzie will be remanded in custody as part of the court process related to his arrest warrant, Nova Scotia RCMP spokesperson Chris Marshall said by email.

The Diagolon founder is charged with assault, pointing a firearm, mischief and negligent use of a restricted weapon. The Saskatchewan RCMP laid the charges after receiving testimony last March regarding an assault that allegedly took place in that province in November 2021.

The man in The 36-year-old was also charged in his home province of Nova Scotia with 13 firearms offenses after a police search in January.

Mr. MacKenzie was also charged with harassment and intimidation in March in connection with an anti-mask protest outside the home of Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang.

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On Monday, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre asked the RCMP to investigate Mr. MacKenzie after a video emerged in which the Diagolon founder commented on the physical appearance of Mr. Poilievre's wife, Anaida, and shouted: Rape her!

People can attack my politics, they can insult me, they can challenge my ideas and what I stand for. But threatening my wife and my family is terrible, and I will not tolerate it. Leave my family alone, had denounced the conservative leader.

In an interview with The Canadian Press on Monday, Mr. MacKenzie maintained that he had been talking for hours when ;he made this video, that he had been drinking and didn't really mean the wrong thing when he made those comments about Mr. Poilievre's wife.

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