Paul Fromm

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Frederick Paul Fromm (born January 3, 1949), known as Paul Fromm, is a Canadian nationalist and politician.


Fromm's mother is of French Canadian descent while his father is of German Catholic background. In the 1980s he was married to Daryl Reside who had been active in various nationalist groups.

Political activism

In 1967, as a student at the University of Toronto's St. Michael's College, Paul Fromm co-founded the Edmund Burke Society with Don Andrews, Leigh Smith and Al Overfield and founded its student wing "Campus Alternative". The Edmund Burke Society was a nationalist and anti-communist group that opposed prominent left wing movements and threats of the period. The group's main focus was opposition to the New Left and other left wing and Communist tendencies that were prominent at the time.

Fromm led a successful attempt by the Western Guard to take over the Ontario wing of the Social Credit Party of Canada. His success resulted in Ernest Manning intervening to place the Ontario organization under trusteeship in order to counter Fromm's activities.

As the far left became a pro-immigration movement, members of the Edmund Burke Society turned their attention to issues of race and immigration. In February 1972 the group decided to rename itself the Western Guard, in order to focus more on the protection of white heritage and values.

Fromm graduated from university with an education degree, and worked as a school teacher with the Regional Municipality of Peel, Board of Education. He founded Countdown which led to three organizations that attempted to make nationalist views palatable to the mainstream.

Fromm was elected as a Catholic school trustee serving on the Metro Toronto Separate School Board from 1976 to 1978.

In 1979, he founded "Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform" (C-FAR) a "Canada First" group that opposed foreign aid to third world nations. Though C-FAR was founded specifically to address the foreign aid issue, it campaigns on a number of questions of both domestic and foreign policy including crime and punishment, multiculturalism, immigration and other issues.

In 1980, he founded the Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE) which was created in opposition to the establishment of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The third group he founded was the "Canada First Immigration Reform Committee" which advocates reduced immigration, and opposes immigration.

These three groups still exist today and are still led by Fromm. Their membership and mandates overlap, and they are essentially a single organization for all intents and purposes. Fromm's leadership of these groups has given him some access to media, such as being invited onto radio talk shows and occasionally being quoted in newspapers or having a letter to the editor published.[1]

Fromm also founded Canadian Friends of Rhodesia in the late 1970s to support the white minority rule government of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front. In the mid to late 1980s, Fromm's organizations were involved in advocacy on behalf of South Africa and opposing the movement to impose economic sanctions on the country.[2]

In the 1990s, Fromm spoke on a number of occasions to gatherings of the Heritage Front. He referred to Canadian politician John Ross Taylor as a "hero". Taylor was one of two Canadian interned by the government during World War II, the other being his leader Adrien Arcand. These incidents led to his being fired in 1997 from his job as a school teacher.

Fromm has also shared a stage with David Irving, and has organized rallies in support of Ernst Zündel when he was imprisoned in Toronto from 2003 to 2005 awaiting deportation to Germany under Canadian laws which have afterwards been declared unconstitutional. In 2004, he was associated with David Duke's efforts to unite nationalists via the New Orleans Protocol, which seeks to "mainstream our cause." In the 2000s, he has tried to revive use of the Canadian Red Ensign flag, and his political events and rallies usually have the old Canadian flag prominently displayed.

Fromm has acted as an advocate for individual nationalists who have been called before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, whose objective is the suppression of patriotic nationalist sentiment. Among those Fromm has represented is Glenn Bahr, the co-founder and former leader of Western Canada For Us and Terry Tremaine, former University of Saskatchewan lecturer in the Department of Mathematics.

In 2006 he represented the Canadian Heritage Alliance at a CHRT hearing in Toronto and John Beck of "BC White Pride" at a CHRT hearing in Penticton, British Columbia.

In culture

Heavy Metal band Battlecry's song Warrior's Eyes was made to support Paul Fromm in his battle for Free Speech.

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