A Muslim youth conference in Montreal, which had drawn criticism from the Parti Quebecois government, has been cancelled by the convention centre where it was supposed to be held.

The Palais des congres, the city's largest convention centre, announced Saturday it won't hold next weekend's event for security reasons.

The decision was made after a "security review," the Palais des congres said in a brief statement. No specifics were offered about the finding of the review.

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