Kent Hehr

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CBC: Preventing radicalization in Calgary gets $1.3M boost from Ottawa

This is a clipping of an article originally published on the CBC.

The federal government pledged $1.3 million in funding Monday for a program operated by the Calgary police to prevent young people from becoming radicalized.

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“The Government of Canada is proud to support ReDirect, a made-in-Calgary approach that combines the latest research and a multi-agency, collaborative approach to provide youth at-risk of radicalization with the support they need,” said Calgary cabinet minister Kent Hehr, who made the announcement on behalf of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

ReDirect, a two-year-old partnership between the City of Calgary’s community and neighbourhood services, CPS and other professional partners, is aimed at keeping young people from becoming involved in extremist groups, such as white supremacy or the radical Islamic movement.

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/funding-radicalization-youth-redirect-calgary-police-ottawa-federal-extremism-1.4454730