No nego for a centre antiradicalisation

News 28 January, 2018
  • File Photo, jean-françois desgagnés
    Mayor Labeaume has denied the words of Herman Deparice Okomba, according to which the National Capital would be in the discussion for a centre antiradicalisation.

    Stephanie Martin

    Sunday, 28 January, 2018 00:00

    Sunday, 28 January, 2018 00:00

    Look at this article

    There is no discussion between the City of Québec and by the Centre of prevention of radicalisation, argues Régis Labeaume, contradicting the president of the organization established in Montreal.

    “This is not the first time that we hear the president say that it negotiates with Quebec. We repeat : we do not bargain with the Centre. We do not want to invest in a center in Quebec. “

    Herman Deparice Okomba has told the Sun that his agency is still negotiating with the City to establish a branch of the Centre in the capital. A statement that has pushed the mayor of Quebec city, who’s just back from a mission to Washington, where he has enormously been a question of fight against terrorism.

    The day before, Régis Labeaume had hammered that Quebec does not want to focus its efforts on the prevention of radicalisation, but on the living together and the fight against racism.

    “This is not the message we want to send to the population. For the de-radicalisation, the police of Quebec is working with the integrated Center for academic health and social services in the Capitale-Nationale region and with other partners. They are organized to do that. We do not need the Center. When he says it, it distorts our message. He was told not once, but twice. He always says he is negotiating with the rest of us. This is false. “

    Network of the united nations

    The City of Quebec will work rather on the living-together thanks to a partnership with the Strong Cities Network, an independent network of 120 cities set up by the united nations and accompanying the communities in the search for solutions in the fight against terrorism.

    There is no phenomenon of radicalization observed in Quebec, ” says Régis Labeaume. “If it happens, the police will be informed. “