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Conservative Party of Canada is ‘Reviewing’ Membership of Prominent Neo-Nazi Who Voted For Derek Sloan

Email newly obtained by PressProgress shows Conservative officials are considering revoking Paul Fromm’s party membership

The Conservative Party of Canada is considering revoking a party membership held by one of Canada’s most notorious neo-Nazis.

On Monday evening, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole announced he was taking steps to have Conservative MP Derek Sloan removed from caucus after PressProgress reported that a prominent Canadian neo-Nazi donated to Sloan’s Conservative leadership campaign in August 2020.

“Racism is a disease of the soul,” O’Toole said in a statement.

“Derek Sloan’s acceptance of a donation from a well-known white supremacist is far worse than a gross error of judgement or failure of due diligence.”

Paul Fromm, who self-identifies as a “white nationalist,” confirmed to PressProgress that he purchased a Conservative Party of Canada membership and cast a vote for Derek Sloan during the 2020 Conservative leadership election.

“As far as I know, I’m still paid up and in good standing,” Fromm told PressProgress Tuesday afternoon.

“I voted for Sloan,” the neo-Nazi said. “He was against cancel culture. He was also very strong on the danger posed by Red China.”

Moments later, Fromm informed PressProgress he had received an email from the executive director of the Conservative Party of Canada saying that officials are moving to expel him from the party.

“On January 18, 2021, it was recommended to the Conservative Party of Canada that your membership be revoked,” the letter signed by Conservative Party Executive Director Janet Fryday Dorey states. “Please be advised that your membership with the Conservative Party of Canada is currently being reviewed.”

“A decision is pending and you have 7 days to respond.”

“What sort of Anglo-Saxon justice is it not to have any specific to which to offer a defence / explanation?” Fromm asked.

Email from CPC to Paul Fromm (January 19, 2021)

Conservative Party officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PressProgress about Fromm’s membership status.

Fromm told PressProgress he believes “a purge is on,” noting that, only recently, he was allowed to purchase an early bird ticket to the Conservative Party’s 2021 “virtual” policy convention.

“I joined up for the party policy conference about a week ago,” Fromm said.

Paul Fromm’s CPC policy convention early bird ticket

Monday night, following O’Toole’s announcement that he is moving to boot Sloan from caucus, Sloan issued a statement criticizing the Conservative Party for selling Fromm a membership and allowing the neo-Nazi to vote for him.

“We also discovered through an investigation into the voters list that the same individual under the name of Frederick P Fromm applied to be a member of the CPC, and the Party accepted his application,” Sloan wrote.

“Even though the representatives of the campaigns of O’Toole, MacKay and Lewis all had scrutineers present, not one of the campaigns objected to his ballot, and it seems that his ballot was accepted.”

Sloan said “the party, and the O’Toole campaign, failed to uphold the same standards to which they are now applying to me.”

Fromm’s social media postings show that he publicly promoted Sloan’s campaign throughout the summer of 2020. In August, Fromm praised Sloan for opposing orders to wear masks in public during the COVID-19 pandemic and for a pledge to repeal human rights legislation protecting gender identity.

On “Canada First Immigration Reform Committee,” another website that is run by Fromm, the neo-Nazi solicited donations on behalf of Sloan’s campaign, highlighting Sloan’s pledge to “lower immigration levels.”.

The page includes a red donation button that links to Sloan’s campaign website.

Canada First Immigration Reform Committee

Fromm self-identifies as a “white nationalist” and rejects the term “Nazi” because he thinks the word is a meant to belittle Adolf Hitler’s party,

Organizations that closely monitor hate groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, have repeatedly identified Fromm as a neo-Nazi.

 

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