Federal government launches counter-radicalization centre

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, makes a national security-related announcement at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

By The Canadian Press, June 26, 2017 

OTTAWA — The federal government’s long-promised counter-radicalization centre is now open, but the appointment of a special adviser to shape a national strategy could be months away.

The government says the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will provide national leadership, co-ordination and support to stop young people from heading down a dark path.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the new centre will help society do as much as humanly possible to prevent radicalization to violence before tragedy strikes.

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