The early 1990s were a turbulent time in Quebec, with the Oka crisis—a standoff between Mohawks and the military over a proposed golf course development on sacred burial ground—and ongoing constitutional negotiations exacerbating racial and linguistic tensions.

In the midst of all this turmoil, different neo-Nazi groups—including a chapter of the Klu Klux Klan—emerged in Montreal, attracting more than 100 members who targeted black and Jewish people and members of the LGBTQ community.
(André) Querry’s photos—taken between 1990 and 1992—provide insight into this era, showing the neo-Nazis protesting communism, opposing anti-racism efforts, and just simply brandishing swastikas during public ceremonies.

Brigitte Noël „Why Montreal Was a Hotbed for Neo-Nazis in the 90s