The Canadian military is investigating one of its members for possible racist extremist activities, including recruiting for an international neo-Nazi group. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Canadian military investigating whether Winnipeg member involved in hate group

The Canadian Armed Forces is investigating whether one of its Winnipeg members may be recruiting for an international neo-Nazi organization.

Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, a combat engineer at the Canadian Forces Base in Winnipeg, is facing allegations he may be involved in a hate group, the Department of National Defence said in a statement.

Details of Mathews’s alleged activities were originally revealed by the Winnipeg Free Press, whose reporter went undercover posing as a recruit. According to the report, the 26-year-old man has been a member of the Army Reserves for about eight years and has training with explosives… more

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