QC offers grant to Collège de Maisonneuve to combat radicalization

March 15, 2016

Quebec has announced that it will offer a $400 K grant to help prevent radicalization at Montreal's Collège de Maisonneuve. QC Higher Education Minister Hélène David says that the funds will be used to hire new personnel as part of a pilot project to enhance integrated, peaceful living at the CEGEP, which has been the subject of several media reports regarding radicalization. Early last year, a number of the CEGEP’s students were arrested on the suspicion that they were seeking to join jihadi groups overseas. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has publicly supported the project, describing it as an important tool to promote openness. Globe and Mail | La Presse (1) | La Presse (2)