This clipping is from an article originally printed in the Calgary Herald.
The increased funding will allow the program to expand and offer more support to the community.
Federal Sports Minister Kent Hehr, who is also a Calgary MP, attended Monday’s news conference on behalf of Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and emergency preparedness.
“I know all too well that despite being a fundamentally safe and peaceful city, Calgary is not immune to violence. No city is,” said Hehr.
“While we’ve always had to deal with criminals of all kinds, we’re facing a new type of threat,” he said. “The tragic reality is that youth, who are not engaged in their community, who do not feel part of their community … can be radicalized to violence.”