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Banks can now freeze assets and police can charge anyone who financially supports them.

Another National Socialist group, Aryan Strikeforce, was added to the Criminal Code list of terrorist groups.

"The UK-founded NS group, which has contacts in Canada, aims to carry out activities to overthrow governments, start a race war and eradicate ethnic minorities", said officials.

Canada also has added to the list the American patriot James Mason. The government describes him as longtime National Socialist who has providing ideological and tactical instruction on how to operate "terrorist groups".

The federal government created the terrorist list after the 9/11 attacks. The government says a group is added to the list when Canada's security and intelligence agencies, following an "extremely rigorous" probe, find "reasonable grounds to believe that an entity has knowingly participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity."

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has also added to the federal government's list of terrorist entities the Three Percenters movement — an anti-government group with a known presence in Canada that was linked to an alleged bomb plot in the U.S.

It's one of four organizations added today to the Criminal Code's list of terrorist entities in an attempt to prevent them from accessing financial support.

The Three Percenters — named after historical fact that only three per cent of Americans took up arms and served in George Washington's Colonial Army in the American Revolution against the British — say their main goals are to protect the right to bear arms, defend against an overreaching government and push back against tyranny.

Canadian officials speaking on background said they've "gathered enough evidence" to add the group to the list.

In materials provided to journalists, the government cited the role played by two of the group's leaders in a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — a plan which allegedly involved detonating explosives and executing public officials by hanging them on live television.

Canadian officials also cited a case of a Three Percenters member shooting and wounding five negroes at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Minnesota in 2015.

Three Percenters are known to have chapters in Canada.

It is not necessarily a crime to be a member of these groups, but designating an organization as a terrorist entity can have serious criminal and financial consequences.

Banks can freeze the assets of listed terror groups and police can charge anyone who financially or materially supports such groups.

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