Harper Renews Support For Kanishka Project On 14th Anniversary Of 9/11
“The murder of 24 Canadians at the World Trade Center during 9/11, the Air India bombing in 1985, and the callous attacks on two Canadians right here last year all serve to remind us that Canada is not immune to terrorist threats,” the Prime Minister said. “When we stand together against terrorism, we stand in support of Canadian values of freedom, democracy and pluralism, and in defence of our way of life.”
The Prime Minister marked the anniversary by committing to renew the Kanishka Project for five years with an investment of $10 million. The Kanishka Project was named in recognition of the 1985 Air India bombing and established in 2011 to counter terrorism and radicalization in Canada through research and education.
We will also create banned travel zones in terrorist-controlled parts of the world to stop foreign fighters who return to Canada from launching terrorist attacks. We will support persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East who are facing genocide at the hands of ISIS. And, we will continue to assist the victims of ISIS in Iraq and Syria by providing humanitarian aid and refugee assistance.
Together with our ongoing efforts, these actions will help keep Canadians safe from the threat of terrorism, will help cut off the supply of new terrorists seeking to join groups like ISIS, and will protect vulnerable minorities overseas