Faced with the resurgence of firearm violence in Montreal, Quebec announced Thursday an investment of $ 2 million in prevention at the level of seven Montreal boroughs.

The Legault government thus hopes to improve the offer of services to young people, by adding this sum to the work of the Strategic Committee on Urban Security of Montreal (CoSSUM).

This government assistance will be devoted to the creation and consolidation of youth spaces in the sectors most affected by the outbreak of armed violence.

The investment will be allocated to 12 projects in the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Montréal-Nord, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard, Sud-Ouest and Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.

“This is […] more than 8 million dollars which will be used to improve the offer of services to young Montrealers within the framework of the CoSSUM”, indicated the Minister of Public Security Geneviève Guilbault.

“With the spaces that will be put in place, our young people will have access to safe places where they can make choices other than violence,” said Transport Minister Chantal Rouleau.

“We must continue to work tirelessly to improve the quality of life in all neighborhoods and promote initiatives that strengthen the sense of belonging to the living environment of at-risk populations and young people,” added Montreal Mayor Valérie Plant.


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