Justin L. Smith
Justin L. Smith is a Christian Canadian political organizer and community activist. He currently manages a charity used furniture store in Goderich after graduating from Laurentian University with honours in the Law and Justice Program. During his studies, he joined the local chapter of Soldiers of Odin because he noticed they were doing worthwhile charity work for the community and the homeless and veterans in particular. He took over leadership of the Sudbury Soldiers of Odin from David MacKinnon in September 2017 (leaving the group in 2018), and in 2019 voiced support for the People's Party of Canada. In early 2021, Justin announced that he will be running in the next (44th) Canadian federal election, as an independent candidate, in his home riding of Huron-Bruce and his information and background can be found on his website: https://www.justinlsmith.ca/
- Live every day as if it were your last because it might be your last.
- (From the Sudbury Star regarding the Soldiers of Odin)There are some out there who believe we are fascists, racists, and any other bad names you can think of,
Even though we have been here for over a year now, we’ve only been called names recently. Never have any members done anything bad to anyone and not even the regional nor the provincial police have heard of anything.
If they have no evidence of criminal activity, which some members of the public claim, why is it that claims of violence and harassment are now commonplace?
We pick up needles when no one else will, we help at the soup kitchen because they need help, we assist with local legions when they need help and veterans who cannot do their own yard work, we pick up garbage which others carelessly discard, we help other groups if they need people to help them (as with the organ donor car show), we also help individuals who ask for it or if others ask on their behalf,
We have not participated in any activities which may be taken negatively. We are all average people who want to better our communities. None of us wishes anything bad on anyone and if we come across someone within our ranks who is a bad apple, they are removed. That’s if they make it through our vetting process. We only want to help by giving up our own time, effort, and money.
We are not racists or anti anyone," wrote Smith. "If you get along, we have nothing against you. We’re not fascists either because real fascists are for strong autocratic or dictatorial control, which we’re not. Google is the bathroom wall of the Internet because anyone can post anything so don’t take everything you see to heart. Feel free to reach out to us if you want to know more or just to get to know us.
They want to do whatever they can to run us out of town for picking up needles and helping out at the Soup Kitchen,
We’re hoping that maybe after Christmas, the New Year, when things calm down, and people realize we are not the one in Finland (and that) we are something different,
It would be nice. Most of the patrons enjoyed us.