Friends, former friends and co-workers of Patrik Mathews thought he was all talk until they read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press that identified him as a white supremacist who was actively recruiting for The Base, a secretive neo-Nazi paramilitary group, according to recently unsealed search warrant documents obtained by CBC News.

Friends, former friends and co-workers of Patrik Mathews thought he was all talk until they read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press that identified him as a white supremacist who was actively recruiting for The Base, a secretive neo-Nazi paramilitary group, according to recently unsealed search warrant documents obtained by CBC News.

In August 2019, RCMP raided Mathews' Beausejour home searching for firearms and ammunition days after the Winnipeg Free Press published a story about the former Canadian military reservist and his association with The Base.

In a sworn affidavit, the Mounties said after the article came out they received numerous calls from people who knew Mathews who said they were concerned about his recent behaviour, and feared he might be planning something.

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