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National Citizens Alliance to hold rally in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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Police will be keeping an eye on Kings Square Sept. 11


A minor federal political party whose founder got into a confrontation with federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s brother recently will hold a political rally in Charlottetown on Sept. 11.

The National Citizens Alliance will hold its event at Kings Square, off Kent Street, at 7 p.m.

In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, a protester later identified as National Citizens Alliance founder Stephen Garvey confronts Gurratan Singh, an Ontario MPP, at MuslimFest in Mississauga, Ont., and asks if he supports Shariah law and “political Islam’’.

The Ontario MPP responds, “We don’t need that kind of racism in Canada.’’

Jagmeet Singh said Garvey’s comments amount to Islamophobia.

Charlottetown Police Chief Paul Smith said his department is aware of the party’s concerns with regards to immigration.

“We’re aware of it and we’ll be keeping an eye on it,’’ Smith said Tuesday during council’s protective and emergency services committee meeting. “We’ll monitor what’s going on.’’

The party was formed in 2014 and registered with Elections Canada in 2015 under the name Democratic Advancement Party of Canada.

Among the party platforms, the alliance calls for an implementation of a flat tax system and an end to carbon pricing as well as a moratorium on accepting immigration applications and to reduce immigration levels to 50,000 per year.

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