Education central to anti-radicalization in Quebec: op-ed

June 16, 2015

In a Montreal Gazette op-ed, André Gagné, a professor at Concordia University, calls on Quebec to place education at the centre of its anti-radicalization efforts. Overwhelmed and reacting to recent events, the Quebec government has introduced two bills that are a “far cry from what is actually needed.” In Gagné’s view, the source of the problem is religious extremism, and as such, he writes, “the first axis in our fight against radicalization should be education.” “Education,” he concludes, “can truly help Quebecers counter radicalization and empower our youth to liberate themselves from the shackles of its appealing call.” Montreal Gazette