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OTTAWA, November 4, 2013 — The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released a statement following a meeting with the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security:

“Our Government is keeping our streets and communities safe. I was pleased to meet with the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security this weekend, in order to discuss the very pertinent and timely issue of countering violent extremism. Recent terror-related arrests and activities demonstrate that terrorism is a global threat and that Canada is not immune. These events have exhibited how integral our diverse communities are to helping law enforcement and security agencies in addressing threats.

We are working together to address the issues of violent extremism through the lens of our counter-terrorism strategy and our 2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada. It is only with the support of communities across Canada that we can truly advance these efforts. Our goal is to continue to collaborate on these issues and to build the resilience of our society to all forms of crime and violence, including radicalization leading to violence and violent extremist ideologies.”

For more information on Building Resilience Against Terrorism: Canada's Counter-terrorism Strategy, the 2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada; the Government of Canada's response to countering violent extremism, or the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security, please visit the Public Safety Canada website at

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Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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