Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Adil Charkaoui's Community School Resumes as Junior College Lifts Suspension

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Adil Charkaoui's Community School Resumes as Junior College Lifts Suspension

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Charkaoui's community school to resume classes

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MONTREAL - A man once accused by Ottawa of being a terrorist says he'll be able to resume using class space at a Montreal junior college to operate his community school.

In late February, College de Maisonneuve and a second Montreal institution suspended leases granted to Adil Charkaoui to operate weekend Arabic classes out of their buildings.

The suspension came amid reports one of six Quebec youths who fled to Turkey and may have joined jihadist groups in the Middle East had briefly attended courses at Charkaoui's institution.

Charkaoui denied any wrongdoing.

On Thursday, junior college officials said they will allow the resumption of classes, but they have reserved the right to have an observer present to ensure the school's code of conduct is respected without any hateful discourse or incitement to violence.

Spokeswoman Brigitte Desjardins said she was disappointed Charkaoui took to social media Wednesday night to announce the resumption of classes without telling the college whether he'd agreed to the new provision. …

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