Regional Director, Winnipeg Region
B'nai Brith Canada
WINNIPEG, MB – A notorious white supremacist has been disallowed from holding a private meeting in a Winnipeg hotel room, B'nai Brith Canada has learned.
The Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites has been directed by its leadership to cancel a reservation by Paul Fromm, who had booked a room in the facility for a Wednesday night meeting.
B’nai Brith and concerned citizens in Manitoba had been advocating against the meeting after reports circulated that it had been planned.
Fromm lost his teaching licence because of his association with white supremacist organizations. He also was penalized for endorsing racist and antisemitic organizations ranging from neo-Nazis to the KKK, including their Canadian counterparts.
In a recent talk delivered in Vancouver, Fromm made antisemitic, homophobic, anti-First Nations, anti-Sikh, anti-black and anti-Muslim remarks. He also distributed material showcasing propaganda produced by Alfred Schaefer, a Holocaust denier who is facing trial in Germany on criminal incitement charges.
"B'nai Brith commends Hilton Hotels & Resorts for saying no to hatred," said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada. "There is no place for Fromm's vile brand of hatred and antisemitism in Canadian society."
Fromm also has endorsed and distributed the newsletter Your Ward News, an antisemitic and hateful publication that has been disseminated by publishers James Nicholas Sears and Lawrence (Leroy) St. Germaine. Sears and St. Germaine were charged Wednesday with willfully promoting hatred against Jews and women.