Quebec grants another $500,000 to Montreal anti-radicalization centre

MONTREAL -- The Quebec government has granted another $500,000 to an anti-radicalization centre in Montreal.

The sum is in addition to another $1 million the province gave the centre, as well as $1 million it will receive from the City of Montreal between last year and 2017.

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Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux made the announcement Thursday alongside Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Herman Deparice-Okomba, head of the facility.

Coderre, who recently spoke to a United Nations group about migrants, said the centre was the focus of much admiration when he was in New York City.

It has received 647 calls since opening a year ago. Nine of those were referred to police, while 147 required "direct intervention" because the people involved were just getting started in the radicalization process, said Deparice-Okomba.



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