Extremism

We will take steps to better understand extremism and prevent the radicalization that puts people and communities at risk.

Around the world, and here at home, voices of intolerance are getting louder and angrier. Racism, white supremacy, antisemitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, hate crimes, and discrimination are being actively fuelled by those who want to see a more divided world, and a more divided Canada.

Canada is not immune to hate. From Polytechnique in Montreal, to the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Ste-Foy, to Yonge Street in Toronto, too many families and communities are grieving the loss of people they love because of a rise in extremist behaviour.

To counter this rise in hate and intolerance, we will move forward with strengthened investments in the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence – the federal hub for combatting radicalization to violent extremism. We will dedicate an additional $6 million over three years to this important work.

We will also invest in resources to counter the rise of international far-right networks and terrorist organizations. To prevent the growth of groups that meet the criteria for being designated terrorist organizations, we will continue to collaborate with like-minded countries and international organizations to identify and criminalize these groups.