In the News

Aug 16, 2016

Ottawa will spend $35 million over five years to fund programs that reach out to vulnerable people open to radicalization in a bid to prevent terror attacks in Canada.

The federal government is looking to establish national centers for de-radicalization across Canada to fight extremism.

Last week’s events in Strathroy, Ontario, is a good example of why Canada may need to establish ways of preventing radicalization.

Federal officials are consulting with experts in order to have the right people available to work in these centers “to intervene in the right way, with the right tools and at the right time,” Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday. Goodale visited Montreal’s de-radicalization center to learn how we can help young people who are vulnerable to extremism and violence. It is important that we learn how to identify individuals who could be vulnerable to insidious influences that can draw certain people towards extremism which may lead to violence.

Ottawa will be working with the expertise of Montreal, Calgary, the United Kingdom, and France in order to establish the best anti-radicalization centers.