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Calgary has become the epicentre of Canada's white nationalist movement largely because of the efforts of an Ontario transplant and an abundance of labour jobs. To read the full story, click on the link underneath the gallery.

Kyle McKee developed a following after co-founding a group called "Aryan Guard," which offered to help pay for other white nationalists to move to Calgary.Chris Bolin

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Kyle McKee listens to metal music, shaves his head, and is covered in tattoos. He identifies as a National Socialist. He wears mostly black, except for red Doc Martens.Chris Bolin

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Kyle McKee, 24, in his Calgary home.Chris Bolin

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Kyle McKee in his Calgary home with Lee Ebel, another member of Mr. McKee’s group.Chris Bolin

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Christmas stockings, specially ordered from a Nazi website, line the stairs of Kyle McKee's Calgary home.Chris Bolin

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A baseball bat hangs by the door of Kyle McKee's Calgary home. "You don’t play baseball?" he asks, grinning.Chris Bolin

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“I'll probably stay here for at least another four years. Not really sure,” Mr. McKee says, taking a drag of a cigarette. “Got some stuff to finish up here.”Chris Bolin

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The Aryan Guard held marches in 2008 and 2009, when this photo was taken, which drew counter-protests.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

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An Aryan Guard supporter salutes at the 2009 White Pride rally.Jeff McIntosh

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The 2009 protest turned violent as both sides clashed.Jeff McIntosh

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"I like the march," Kyle McKee said. "It’s one thing where everyone says you can't do it, but I’m showing you that you can."Chris Bolin

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Jason Devine was sitting at the kitchen table in his Calgary home with a friend. His wife and four young children were asleep when, just after midnight, a group of masked white men in black combat gear kicked down his door and attacked him.TODD KOROL

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"Alberta, right now, is the hotspot for the neo-Nazi movement in Canada," says Richard Warman, photographed in 2008, an Ottawa lawyer who is Canada's top crusader against online hate speech.Bill Grimshaw

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