Clarke Makes Statement On Extremism In CB
Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke is speaking out after recent reports claiming some properties in Cape Breton are being marketed to right-wing extremists.
Clarke says Cape Breton is multicultural and multi-racial, and it would be greatly mistaken to think the island is open to those who promote hate.
The statement comes after a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel claiming some local people and businesses are trying to attract Germans with far-right sympathies to Cape Breton.
At least two of the people named in the report have called it defamatory and say they’re ready to take legal action.
Clarke says he’s asked Provincial Attorney General Mark Furey and the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission to investigate the activities of those who may be promoting the island to extremists.
He says police have also made Public Safety Minister Bill Blair aware of the matter.