$1 million to fund violence prevention research
Chantal Rouleau, Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region.
Quebec is granting $1 million to the Fonds de recherche du Québec–Société et culture (FRQSC) for the establishment of a research chair on the prevention of armed violence in the metropolitan region.
“We have to do more, we have to go further. We need to better understand what leads to violence,” said the minister responsible for the Montreal region, Chantal Rouleau, during the announcement this morning, as part of the Colloque Urbanité et jeunes marginalisés, organized by the Café-Jeunesse Multiculturel de Montréal-Nord.
The Minister said she was concerned about the violent events in the city. With this new Chair, she wants to solicit the support of scientific circles to better understand the phenomenon, find solutions and apply them.
She underlined the importance of relying on consultation to give young people the chance to flourish “in benevolence”.
“We must give them multiple options so that violence is no longer a solution,” she said.
This investment is intended to complement the efforts undertaken by Quebec to end gun violence in the metropolis. In particular, the government has invested more than $90 million in Operation Centaur, and more than $52 million in prevention.