Around 60 RCMP officers conducted raids southwest of Quebec City, targeting people connected to the neo-Nazi group the Atomwaffen Division. “It’s a far-right affiliated group, which could be described as having neo-Nazi allegiance,” RCMP Cpl. Charles Poirier said. Poirier said two search warrants were executed in the towns of Saint-Ferdinand and Plessisville in what he called a “national security operation.” Poirier said there was no threat to the general public. He said this is the culmination of an investigation that began in 2020. Poirier said a command centre has been established beside a church and RCMP officers are searching a house behind the church. An emergency response team, an armoured vehicle, police dogs and Sûreté du Québec police officers are assisting in the search. (…) Last month, RCMP arrested a 19-year-old man from Windsor, Ont., over alleged links to the group. And in March, RCMP in Ottawa raided the home of Patrick Gordon Macdonald, a key figure in the group who was known by the name “Dark Foreigner.” “It really does suggest that this movement is alive and well in Canada,” Carvin said. She said the group is more commonly known now as the New Socialist Order and that such groups frequently change their names and reorganize but continue to espouse the same far-right views. “They want the collapse of society because in the end, the goal of these groups is to create a white ethno-state, and they only see that happening through some kind of civil war,” Carvin said.