June 04, 1988
Incident Successful: No
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Event Type: Bombing/Explosion
Weapon Type(s): Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite (Unknown Explosive Type)
Organization Type: Supremacist,
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Religious Figures/Institutions(Affiliated Institutions)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "06/04/1988: Two former ""registered supporters"" of the Alberta Ku Klux Klan were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit property damage and injury by explosives. The two men were arrested when they picked up three bombs that had been hidden in a boat jetty. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda was found in their car, but local KKK officials stated that the two men had been kicked out of the organization because of their violent views. Their alleged targets were the President of Trizec Corporation, and a woman known to the accused. On 02/27/1989, they pleaded guilty in Alberta Court of Queen's Bench to conspiring to blow up the Calgary Jewish Centre; they were sentenced to five years each in prison. The two men, Wilhelm Hamilton and Timothy Heggen, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and cause property damage or serious injury."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 448-449"
2) RCMP Chronology. p. 15.
3) "Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2014). Right wing extremism in Canada: An environmental scan."