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Phone Interview: Party and Street Parade

phone interview: As a party, we condemn all forms of hate speech and also supremacy, said Garvey, defending the party he formed in Alberta four years ago in a phone interview May 29, according to The Chronicle Herald. The organization became the subject of criticism following the NCA's participation in the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival's Grand Street Parade in Kentville May 26. Founding National Citizens Alliance member Stephen Garvey admits his party's policies reflect a strong stance on immigration but said the party does not condone any form of radical extremism. It has come to our attention that a group participating in the parade was using the Grand Street Parade, which is a family-friendly event, to spread inappropriate political messages in the realm of what the festival board of directors and many public attendees consider hate speech, reads a prepared statement released by the Apple Blossom Festival's board of directors May 26. Garvey said there were other political parties represented in the parade and he does not feel any lines were crossed by NCA participants. The board also announced that the party is prohibited from participating in future festival-related activities. ( As reported in the news.