Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety has announced that the Government will be stepping up efforts to combat radicalization in Canada. The new federal initiative will invest $138 million into Canada’s detention immigration program. The announcement made earlier today after the take-down of Aaron Driver who was suspected of plotting terrorist activity and blew up a bomb in a cab leading to his death.
What can the Government do to help prevent radicalization of kids who fall vulnerable to radicalization by Isis?
Tasha Kheiriddin is joined by Christianne Boudreau, mother of Damian Clairmont who was killed fighting in Syria. Damian Clairmont became radicalized in Calgary before he went to Syria where he was killed in 2014. Christianne was completely in the dark and did not see the signs nor was she informed that Damian was under surveillance by the RCMP.
After this incident Christianne has taken it upon herself to start organizations including Mothers for Life to help fight radicalization, and help mothers and families who have had their children fallen prey to what some may call a “cult mentality.
“We try to send out awareness. Create prevention, mostly education in schools, creating that awareness with the youth so that they’re aware of what’s out there before even it even strikes them to go in that direction. Awareness is Key. Education is Key.” – Christianne Boudreau