UN Secretary General praises Montreal's anti-radicalization efforts

MONTREAL -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says it's a highest priority to work with countries like Canada to stem the rise of radicalization and extremism.

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Ban praised Montreal's preventative approach during a visit to an anti-radicalization centre this morning.

He says countries must also protect and promote human rights and dignity while working to counter terrorism.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says the city offers a model for combating radicalization that is unique in the world.

Ban is wrapping up a three-day visit to Canada that included meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

On Friday, Couillard announced the province would allocate $500,000 to collaborate with the UN to host an anti-radicalization conference later this year.


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