London, Ont. attack: Alberta moves to protect religious, cultural organizations from hate crimes

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    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced a program Friday morning intended to protect vulnerable residents from hate crimes.

    The Alberta Security Infrastructure Program will provide grants to religious and ethnic organizations that are at risk of being targeted by hate-inspired violence or vandalism.

    “All Albertans must be able to live in a province where it is safe to practice their faith, to exercise their freedom of religion,” Premier Jason Kenney said at a news conference at the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton Friday morning.

    “As we tragically witnessed this week, religious and ethnic minorities in Canada remain at risk of being targeted with hate-motivated crime,” Kenney said.

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