Government of Canada funds research into far-right extremism in Quebec
“By developing a stronger grasp of the behaviors and motivations that fuel the current far-right extremism movement in Quebec, we can support local organizations and police services to develop better tools and strategies to counter this dangerous ideology and to help keep our communities safe.”
- Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil – Charles-LeMoyne and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors
"This grant reinforces CEFIR’s strategic position in Quebec as a research and training center that contributes to the resilience of the community in the face of social polarization. The normalization of far-right discourses must be, like all extremist discourses, limited by social and digital education."
- Dr. Martin Geoffroy, Director of the CEFIR at the Cegep Édouard-Montpetit
The Community Resilience Fund is managed by the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, which leads the Government of Canada’s efforts to counter radicalization to violence.
Right-wing extremism refers to a range of individuals and groups, often in online communities, who hold a wide range of issues and grievances that are backed by hatred and fear. These can include, but are not limited to: anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiment, the advocacy of white nationalism and racial separation, and anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
In June 2019, the Government of Canada published an update to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities that included, for the first time, two right-wing extremist groups with a presence in Canada.
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