Alleged White Supremacist Working In IT
It was reported in 2019 that a suspected white supremacist had been working in the City of Hamilton’s IT department as an analyst. Some people reported that his name had been left off the department’s organization chart. Allegedly, some believed this was done intentionally so as not to draw attention to his presence.
City of Hamilton staffer with links to white supremacist group terminated
DON MITCHELL GLOBAL NEWS
Posted August 16, 2019
A controversial City of Hamilton employee who once led a Canadian white supremacist organization has been terminated, according to the city. Communications manager Jen Recine confirmed in a release on Friday that Marc Lemire and the city have “mutually agreed to end Mr. Lemire’s employment.” Lemire was on a leave of absence, pending the outcome of two investigations, according to Recine. “This decision follows two investigations into Mr. Lemire’s workplace activities,” Recine said. “Following these investigations, the city made a decision that Mr. Lemire’s off-duty activities and associations did not reflect the culture, values and beliefs of the city.”
Hamilton IT employee linked to white supremacists no longer works for the city
By The Hamilton Spectator
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
Marc Lemire will not return to work at the City of Hamilton. Lemire, a city IT worker, was exposed in a Vice News article in May as a prominent member of the now-defunct Heritage Front. Lemire has denied he is a neo-Nazi and dismissed his time with the notorious white supremacist group as a youthful error. But the revelation of Lemire’s longtime city employment sparked outrage and worries about his access to personal information, leading to an investigation overseen by new city manager Janette Smith.
No results yet from two-month-old probe into city IT worker linked to white supremacists
By The Hamilton Spectator
Mon., July 15, 2019
Hamilton has still not finished its investigation into a city IT employee with links to white supremacists – and it’s not clear what the public will be told about the results.
Marc Lemire, a city IT worker, was exposed in a Vice News article in May as a member of the now-defunct Heritage Front. Lemire denied he is a neo-Nazi and dismissed his time with the notorious white supremacist group as a youthful error. But Lemire’s longtime employment sparked concerns from some residents about his access to personal information, leading new city manager Janette Smith to hire two external firms in May to conduct an investigation.