Friday, October 5, 2012

Golden Dawn opens Canadian branch in Montreal

Montreal - Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) the ultra-nationalist Greek political party that has recently soared in popularity, has now expanded its overseas branches, opening a chapter in Montreal, QC.

With an established support base in both Melbourne and New York, Golden Dawn has now attracted a small following in Montreal.

Xryshavgh made an announcement on their web-site on Sept. 18 saying the core of Golden Dawn supporters in Montreal proves once more the precious dedication to deserving Greeks. In addition to appealing for food, toys and other basic goods, the party noted that it gained courage from the Greek diaspora to continue their efforts to help every homeless, needy Greek countryman who is poor.

The National Post reported the Montreal chapter opened in September and has already collected food, medicines and clothing to send to the groups headquarters in Athens to distribute to needy Greeks. The party has been criticized for collecting necessities for Greek citizens only, a stance Canadian leader Jimmy James justifies by saying “It’s a problem when a Greek is starving in his own country.” Read More